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by Administrator
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: How FRG advisers and moderator will work on the board
Topic: Availability over the Christmas period 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Availability over the Christmas period 2017

Hello everyone. Just to let you know FRG's availability over the Christmas period. The office, advice line and digital advice service will close at 3pm on Friday, 22nd December. The discussion boards will be moderated on 27th - 29th December. No posts will be answered during this time. The office an...
by Administrator
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Please sign petition so all kinship carers households are exempt for 2 child restriction re tax credits
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Please sign petition so all kinship carers households are exempt for 2 child restriction re tax credits

Please sign and share this petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202019 Following our collective lobbying efforts, the Government exempted kinship carers when taking on kin children from the 2 child restriction on child tax credit. But the way the Regulations have been written means a ki...
by Administrator
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: New survey – are family and friends carers coping financially?
Topic: New survey – are family and friends carers coping financially?
Replies: 0
Views: 543

New survey – are family and friends carers coping financially?

The Kinship Care Alliance (which is serviced by Family Rights Group and made up of organisations including Grandparents Plus) is conducting a survey of family and friends carers aka kinship carers. It focuses on how kinship carers are coping financially and on the impact of welfare reforms and chang...
by Administrator
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Your feedback about Family Rights Group’s online advice service
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Your feedback about Family Rights Group’s online advice service

Family Rights Group’s online advice service includes the information available on our website (for example, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and our Advice Sheets) as well as information shared via our discussion boards. We are gathering the views of family & friends carers about how...
by Administrator
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Your views wanted to influence social work training on permanence
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

Your views wanted to influence social work training on permanence

Family Rights Group is part of a partnership led by Mott MacDonald that has won a contract from the Department for Education to design a Continuous Professional Development programme on permanence for social workers. Permanence encompasses a child permanently returning home from care, being raised b...
by Administrator
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome and rules of use
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 3885

Welcome!

Welcome to Family Rights Group’s discussion forum for family and friends carers! This forum provides an online place where family and friends carers can meet other people who are in the same situation. You can use the forum to chat informally or have serious discussions. Family Rights Group will use...
by Administrator
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: How FRG advisers and moderator will work on the board
Topic: Availability over the Christmas period
Replies: 0
Views: 1665

Availability over the Christmas period

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! Just to let you know FRG's availability over the Christmas period. The office, advice line and digital advice service, will close at 3pm on Friday, 23rd December. The discussion boards will be moderated on 28th - 30th December. No posts will be answered during thi...
by Administrator
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Bridget Lindley, Family Rights Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Bridget Lindley, Family Rights Group

We are devastated to have to inform you that Bridget Lindley, Family Rights Group’s Deputy Chief Executive & Principal Legal Adviser and our wonderful, brilliant, beautiful colleague and friend, died suddenly earlier this week. Family Rights Group and Bridget’s family are still reeling from the ...
by Administrator
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Kinship Care Parliamentary reception
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Kinship Care Parliamentary reception

Family Rights Group is holding a parliamentary reception hosted by Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP at 1-2.30pm on the 13th October at which we'll launch the national kinship survey results. This is the largest survey carried out on kinship care). Sir Andrew McFarlane, a high court judge will be one of the sp...
by Administrator
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: FRG's major new kinship care survey - please complete
Replies: 0
Views: 1697

FRG's major new kinship care survey - please complete

Hi Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance has drawn up a major new survey - please can all kinship carers from England and Wales complete this. In order that the findings are as powerful as possible - we'd like to get a response of 600! This survey will help fill research and pol...

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