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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Confused and in need of help
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Confused and in need of help

Dear KautoStar13 Welcome to the Board. I am sorry to hear that social workers have told your sister that they will be applying for a court order in respect of her daughter. It is unusual for social workers to become increasingly concerned about a child without sharing their concerns with the parents...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Been applying for SGO and now been told we can't
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Been applying for SGO and now been told we can't

Dear mummylozzy Welcome to the Family and Friends Carers discussion board. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I see from your post that you are very concerned about your position regarding the special guardianship order you are hoping to be granted by the court for your niece. ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Replace a social worker
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Replace a social worker

Dear Melly17165 Thanks for your further post. I can see that there is some confusion about what is meant by what the consultant said when your granddaughter had a child protection medical. My understanding is that what was meant is that there is a lack of certainty about the cause of the bruising to...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Replace a social worker
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Replace a social worker

Dear melly17165, Welcome to the Friends and family carers forum. I am sorry to hear about children services involvement with your grandchildren and that there are now care proceedings. I can see how frustrating it must be, when the social worker is not doing what she had agreed to do and is not retu...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: ADVICE LINE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER
Replies: 0
Views: 76

ADVICE LINE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER

Dear All,

The advice line will be closed on Wednesday, 4th October for staff training. It will reopen at 9:30am on Thursday, 5th October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Written agreement
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Written agreement

Dear JL**, Welcome to our forums. As you are a parent, you would be better posting on the parents forum here. But as your question seems quite urgent, I will try and answer your post now. You have been forced to sign an agreement about not letting dad have contact with your child and you not resumin...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Taking on Niece/Nephews
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Taking on Niece/Nephews

Dear Willsy, I can see that there is a court date at the end of September. I think it would be really helpful for you to go to the court hearing. Although, only those who are a party (Mum, dad, the children’s guardian and the local authority-along with their legal representation) will be allowed int...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: PASSPORT FOR FOSTERED GRANDDAUGHTER
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: PASSPORT FOR FOSTERED GRANDDAUGHTER

Dear Imcamoes Welcome to the Family and Friends Carers discussion board. I see from you post that you are feeling upset by the fact that the social worker retrieved the child's passport as soon as you returned from holiday. The social worker, would not have taken the passport because of distrust but...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Taking on Niece/Nephews
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Taking on Niece/Nephews

Dear Willsy, Welcome to the Friends and Family Carers Forum. I can see that there are currently care proceedings in respect of the 4 children. They are all in foster care at the moment. You and your husband have put yourself forward to be long term carers of the 2 youngest who are under 5. While the...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: No references. Other options to pass assessment?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: No references. Other options to pass assessment?

Dear Strawberry, Welcome to the Friends and Family Discussion Forum and thank you for posting. In answer to your first question, regarding references, I suggest you let the assessing social worker know that due to your circumstances (living in a different part the country from the child), there is n...

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