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Dear worriedg Thank you for your further post. I am sorry to hear about the continuing difficulties your family are experiencing. Your adult daughter who is involved in care proceedings has now had a partial diagnosis of ASD. You don’t say if this was as part of an expert psychological/psychiatric a...
Dear BrotherofWardofCourt First of all welcome to the Family and Friends Carers discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry that we were not able to respond to your query sooner. Congratulations on the birth of your baby sister. I am sorry to hear...
Dear nannyloves2 Thanks for your further post. I don’t think the social worker is recommending anything out of the ordinary. It is true that children who are cared for under a CAO or a SGO are no longer looked after children so their LAC reviews stop. Where there is a supervision order in place chil...
- Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm
- Forum: Finance and benefits
- Topic: Advice about finances.
- Replies: 1
- Views: 26
Dear Emz, Welcome to the Friends and family carers forum. I am Suzie the online adviser. I can see that you have taken on the care of your 15 year old niece after she suffered bullying at school which affected her attendance. It is good to hear that she is now thriving with you and that her school a...
- Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:12 pm
- Forum: Child protection
- Topic: Access to grandchildren
- Replies: 2
- Views: 265
Dear Only Grandparents Thank you for you post and welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. You are very concerned about the ongoing court proceedings relating to your grandchildren and believe that you are unlikely to be abl...
- Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:34 pm
- Forum: Natter and chatter
- Topic: Urgent help pls, Party to the proceedings
- Replies: 2
- Views: 352
Dear Bobsyouruncle Thank you for posting again. I am pleased for you that children’s services (the new name for social services) now intend to carry out a full assessment. This must make you happy and hopeful that your grandchildren may be with you very soon. In your earlier post you said you were b...
- Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
- Forum: Challenging decisions
- Topic: Discharging care order
- Replies: 2
- Views: 289
Dear Nannygems Thank you for posting again. I see that your grandchildren being in long term foster care is still very difficult for you and the parents and you have all decided that an application to discharge the care order should be made now. It is possible to apply to discharge a care order even...
Dear lumiru Thank you for posting again and the responses you have provided to the questions raised in my earlier post. I find it surprising that with the difficulties that exist regarding contact that the guardian supports discharge of the care order which would mean that you would not have the sup...
Dear lumiru Your further posts show that there is now an application by the local authority to discharge the care order in their favour and a special guardianship order made to you. It seems surprising because of the difficulties relating to contact and the grandmother’s refusal to support the place...