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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: Guardians Splitting Up
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Guardians Splitting Up

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Prohibition order against aunt?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Prohibition order against aunt?

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Disagreeing with a decision
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Disagreeing with a decision

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: SGO advice - birth mother not sticking to the agreement
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: SGO advice - birth mother not sticking to the agreement

Dear Dadtotwo I am sorry to read of your difficult situation, thank you for sharing it with us and welcome to our board. My apologies for the long delay in responding. From what you have written it seems that you are concerned that the arrangement that you have made may be on the verge of breaking d...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: SGO support plan assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: SGO support plan assessment

Dear sass Thank you for your post, I apologise for the long delay in responding. You can advise the assessor that due to the risk to yourself and the child you are not able to supervise the parent’s contact with the child and as a result the contact element of the court order may need to change, if ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Housing
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Housing

Dear Self333 Thank you for your response. I think that I can only advise you to complain (if you have not done so already) to the local authority asking them to show you a copy of their policies that say that they cannot (or must not) help foster carers with any costs relating to housing. Perhaps it...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Are you a kinship carer? Please share your experiences and your ideas for change with the Kinship Care Taskforce
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Are you a kinship carer? Please share your experiences and your ideas for change with the Kinship Care Taskforce

Dear Miss Extra1 Thank you for your post, I am sorry to hear about your situation, may I ask for clarity? You say that the local authority (government) has a Care Order for the children, may I ask if you have attended looked after child review meetings and spoken to the independent reviewing officer...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Putting myself forward to second grandchild
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Putting myself forward to second grandchild

Dear Harrypotter1 Thank you for your post, my apologies for not responding sooner. You are correct you will have to go through the process again but given that social workers already have a good idea about your abilities they may choose to place the baby with you once they have parental responsibili...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Emotional abuse?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Emotional abuse?

Dear Shan95 Thank you for your post, I am sorry for the delay in responding. From what you write you were almost at the end of your involvement when a domestic incident occurred and the police were involved; this has now led to Children’s Services saying that their concerns have now escalated. It is...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Your feedback about Family Rights Group’s online advice service
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Your feedback about Family Rights Group’s online advice service

We would like to know your views on any of Family Rights Group’s online services. As well as the parents’ or kinship carers’ discussion boards, have you read the advice on the website, the frequently asked questions (FAQ), the legal advice sheets or the blogs? We are keen to know • What you have fou...