Village Kids exists to support families in the short, medium or long term with decision making and reviews relating to the care of a loved one, private family contact arrangements and alternative dispute resolution processes.
There may be times when assistance with the transfer of children between separated parents can be the most practical solution or the best way to ensure the focus remains on the children.
Booking an independent person to provide transport and handover information between separated parents can give parents the time and space they need before being able to come together and co-parent positively. There may also be times when it is simply not practical for busy parents to transport children themselves and safe, friendly assistance is a relief.
Some decisions and changes are easier when made with the support of family, friends and an independent Facilitator. Family Group Conferencing is a strengths based, family focused form of Alternative Dispute Resolution and a process which supports families to share information, explore possibilities and arrive at solutions together.
Family Group Conferencing can assist families to collaboratively arrive at decisions with and for members of the family who are elderly or who may have a disability and is also often used to support families engaged with the child protection or child placement agencies.
Family Group Conferencing has easy to follow steps that your Facilitator will guide you through. Each person will have an opportunity to talk privately with the Facilitator in the weeks preceding the family conference before coming together with other family members, friends and perhaps service providers to share ideas on how to address specific areas of focus and develop a voluntary plan for the future. The plan may then be reviewed on an agreed date to take into account any changes in circumstances.