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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: position statement
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: position statement

Dear fightingnan, Welcome to the Friends and family carers forum. You are involved in care proceedings in respect of your granddaughter and you have applied for a special guardianship order. It is very good news that the guardian is supporting you and that you had a positive assessment. However, ado...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Connected persons rates
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Connected persons rates

Dear Kingfish, Welcome to the Friends and family carers discussion board. I am sorry for the delay in responding to your post. I can see that you and your wife have taken on the care of your wife’s niece, aged 11. You are her foster carers and this plan was approved by the court as being in the best...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Family and a friends Carer
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Family and a friends Carer

Dear K*** Welcome to the Family and Friends Carers discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am sorry about the difficulties you are having with children's services at the moment after they placed a child in your care. They placed a child with you, you are a foster...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Grandparent contact
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Grandparent contact

Dear Nannygems Thank you for your further posts, I am really very sorry that the children’s services are still of the view that you should not have contact with your grandchildren. You have already made a complaint and this process is on-going. I think you can wait for the complaint process to reach...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: grandmother contact
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: grandmother contact

Dear lumiru Thank you for your further post and apologies that you did not receive a reply to your earlier post. Robin D had previously given very good advice regarding how to go forward for a special guardianship order. Your post relate to contact between the child you are caring for as foster care...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: SGO Rferences
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: SGO Rferences

Dear Mum of three, Welcome to the Friends and family carers board. I am glad to hear that you have passed the viability assessment. Children services will now be carrying out stage 2 of the assessment. Irene’s post covers all aspects of being a referee in detail and I do not have anything further to...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: SGO Query
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: SGO Query

Dear ied53 Thank you for you post on behalf of a friend. As your friend has a special guardianship order her or she would be entitled to insist on the child returning to their home. It might be helpful to include children’s services so that they can have an input in assessing the parent to see if it...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Ending a SGO
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Re: Ending a SGO

Dear Poppingsmary Thank you for posting again on the discussion forum. I see that you posted last month and although you received a response to your earlier post from ied53 you did not receive a formal welcome to the forum. Welcome to the Family and Friends Carers discussion forum. My name is Suzie,...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Can I get my granddaughter placed with me if its been to coury
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Can I get my granddaughter placed with me if its been to coury

Dear Prim, Welcome to the Friends and Family Carers Forum. I am sorry for the delay in responding to your post. I can see that you have a residence order in respect of your 14 year old granddaughter but that her sister, aged 6, is in foster care under a full care order. You ask whether you could now...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Grandparent contact
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Grandparent contact

Dear Pollydan, Welcome to the Friends and Family Carers Discussion Board. I am so sorry for the delay in responding to your post. I can understand how upset you are about not seeing your younger grandchildren. You are also worried about the unfairness to them as you have regular contact with the old...

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