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Thank you for replying my situation has since changed the 15 year old has since disclosed her dad was taking drugs in front of her to a social worker who have now become involved again and are doing a child in need assessment on all 3 girls he said it will be long term support but still maintains I...
Dear Maxyboy Welcome to FRG’s family and friends carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry to hear that your young grandson has had a hospital admission. Children’s services are involved and are going into care proceedings. You don’t say...
- Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:07 pm
- Forum: Assessment
- Topic: Viability Assessment done-how long for the outcome and what happens next?
- Replies: 1
- Views: 154
Dear auntyR Welcome to FRG’s family and friends’ carers board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie and I am FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry that we were not able to respond to your query sooner. I hope that you have now had a copy of viability assessment and that the outcome of assessment ...
Dear LittleEcho Thank you for your post and welcome to the Board. You are right in suggesting that the case is unique in relation to Children’s Services involvement and the breakdown of the SGO soon after it was granted. Given this situation and the private arrangement your family agreed to Children...
- Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:04 pm
- Forum: Finance and benefits
- Topic: child in need plan/financial help
- Replies: 1
- Views: 309
Dear rusticjas29 Thank you for your post. From what you have written, it seems that social workers will say to you that you have made a private arrangement with the parents of the child you are caring for and whilst there may be concern about the mother’s mental health, you have said that their fath...
Dear Smallperson40 Thank you for your post. In short the results of the DNA test itself will not void the Special Guardianship Order: court orders must be discharged in court. If it is found that the guardians are not biologically related to the child and as you say the mother is ‘fit’, the child mi...
- Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:16 pm
- Forum: Getting your voice heard
- Topic: Are you available to attend a focus group on s20 (voluntary accommodation)?
- Replies: 0
- Views: 100
Hi We are hosting a focus group to help inform national guidance on s20 (voluntary accommodation). If you have experience of s20 (either with or without your consent) and are available to attend the focus group we would like to hear from you. It will be held in London in the afternoon of Tuesday 4th...
Dear 747 Welcome to the Family and Friends Carers’ discussion forum and thank you for posting. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I apologise that you did not receive a response to your post before now due to pressure of work. You wish to know if you need to inform children’s s...
- Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:30 pm
- Forum: Natter and chatter
- Topic: Prohibition order against aunt?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 450
Dear TLDW Thank you for your post, I am sorry for the delay in responding. Robin D is correct, parents (or others with parental responsibility) can decide who has contact with their children. There is the Child Arrangements Order route as Robin D says, here is our advice sheet about that process. Be...
- Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm
- Forum: Child protection
- Topic: Disagreeing with a decision
- Replies: 1
- Views: 386
Dear LMJ47 Thank you for your post, I am sorry that it has taken me this long to respond to it. Firstly may I tell you that local authorities only have parental responsibility for a child if it is granted to them in court: they can be granted a Care Order; an Interim Care Order; or an Emergency Prot...