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by ied53
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Help with kinship care
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Help with kinship care

Personally and we were also advised that open visiting is not in the children's best interests . Most of the kinship families I know have restricted contact of course it depends on the circumstances . Some have as little as 4 times a year . we had 2 hours every 8 weeks . You need to be mindful that ...
by ied53
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Help with kinship care
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Help with kinship care

It is likely they will assess you as foster carers in the first instance. They will ask very intrusive questions and want references etc. If they agree you are suitable the children will be placed with you. They will probably want you to go for a care order to get them out of the care system. Probab...
by ied53
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: SGO 8 years, contact rules possibly changed?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: SGO 8 years, contact rules possibly changed?

You are the special Guardian your decision personally I am sensing you are reluctant to allow unsupervised contact. I also feel you should choose any supervisor or continue yourself.. The children's services cannot make that decision neither would they have the files to hand or discuss them. Just be...
by ied53
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: SGO Rferences
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: SGO Rferences

Hi. Depends on the referee . eg Boss or Friend etc ours were asked how long they had known us . In what capacity they know us . do they know our children. How do they feel we would cope with the SGO children. Are we the sort of people who would ask for help if needed. all quite general. They are try...
by ied53
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Can I get my granddaughter placed with me if its been to coury
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Can I get my granddaughter placed with me if its been to coury

Hello if you have the social workers name contact them and ask for it. If not children's services with as much info as you have and ask for it. They should have explained the reasons to you and written .
by ied53
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: SGO Query
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: SGO Query

Thank you
by ied53
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: SGO Query
Replies: 2
Views: 417

SGO Query

Asking for a friend please if a child under an SGO at the age of 16 decides to go and live with a Parent what options are there for the Special Guardian. ( Not a mutual decision and know it will not be a fairytale ending) 1. not a lot you can do about it as age of consent 2.Fetch the child back 3. H...
by ied53
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Sgo order... Can I give birth mother back her child.
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Sgo order... Can I give birth mother back her child.

You would have to go through the legal process .Hello the birth Mother applies to the court to have the SGO discharged then her abilities will be assessed. Her change of lifestyle and priorities will support her. As you are obviously in agreement the process should be quite smooth.
by ied53
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Fostering allowance for family members
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Fostering allowance for family members

Sorry no idea re housing benefit though I do believe a foster child is not counted as being there as not considered a permanent occupant. So may not be able to claim it.
by ied53
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Fostering allowance for family members
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Fostering allowance for family members

Family members or "connected persons" are usually paid the rate of level one carers as you are approved for specific child / children. There is a skills and salary element with stranger carers. You would need to do training courses to achieve the skills. The Munby judgement said that famil...

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