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by LLB
Fri May 03, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: biological mother has stolen from my mother during contact
Replies: 4
Views: 5101

Re: biological mother has stolen from my mother during conta

This is so sad and I can understand how horrible contact can be and we had things go missing as well. I use to dread contact but made myself do it for the sake of the children. It was their parents who were visiting and whatever had gone on they deserved the contact with their parents. Believe me it...
by LLB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Parents and their contact.
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Parents and their contact.

This is a real problem because of the learning difficulties. They probably love their daughter and find it so difficult. We had a similar situation and we have been Special Guardians for a number of years. We had contact at our house and we had special tea parties and sometimes we all went out to Mc...
by LLB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: biological mother has stolen from my mother during contact
Replies: 4
Views: 5101

Re: biological mother has stolen from my mother during conta

This is difficult for you but this is his mother whatever she has done and is doing. I take it that you are not around when contact takes place which would mean that there would be two of you to see that nothing is taken. Having been a special guardian myself for many years I can appreciate the diff...
by LLB
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit
Replies: 0
Views: 2888

Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit

I don't know whether I have missed something on this forum but has there been anything about this new Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit. Since hearing about the new Universal Credit taking over most benefits for all working age people and that Child Tax Credit was being incorporated into this Un...
by LLB
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Sounding off
Topic: SGO nightmare
Replies: 1
Views: 5861

Re: SGO nightmare

I have had SGOs for two of my grandchildren since soon after SGOs came out over 13 years ago and yours is such a sad story but one with which I can identify because, believe me, we were the most despised people out who had supposedly stolen our grandchildren. We had not of course, because if we had ...
by LLB
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Letter to MPs re Children & Families Bill
Replies: 3
Views: 3206

Re: Letter to MPs re Children & Families Bill

My email has been sent. This bill amounts to stealing our children.
by LLB
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Higher education
Replies: 1
Views: 2552

Re: Higher education

Just to say that our grandson started university last September and he got the care leaver help with bursaries from the university and grants from the local authority with whom he was put into care prior to fostering and Special Guardianship. It was a bit scary at first because we had to re-establis...
by LLB
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35764

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

ied53 wrote:Fantastic news thank you for sharing. Every good wish for his future
Many thanks.

I hope that it gives hope to all of us that things can turn out well.

It doesn't matter what they do providing they are happy and do well.
by LLB
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 35764

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

An Update on our grandson and information on what can happen when you have SGOs. He has now passed his A'Levels and we took him to his chosen university last weekend. We were able to access not only a university grant but also a local authority grant because he had been on a full care order prior to...
by LLB
Wed May 09, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Tester
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Re: Tester

it went thro as normal - strange. In the hope that LLB reads this, I'll say here what I tried to post, which was basically: good to have your feedback LLB, and what you said made perfect sense to me. I especially found the various examples of subject headings a help :) Hi. I have read your response...