IF operates in a similar way to a co-operative or mutual society. Our philosophy is to encourage a shared ownership of our work and practitioners acquire ‘membership’ status when they have completed an agreed amount of work. This gives them enhanced remuneration and opportunity to contribute to the management and development of the organisation.
IF currently has a large membership of practitioners based in the south west who have many years’ experience of working with whole family engagement approaches, principally through family group conference work. All are experienced practitioners in other areas and the team includes social workers, academics, mediators, teachers, health workers and counsellors.