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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: grandmother contact
Replies: 5
Views: 880

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: 117

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: 189

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: 2605

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: 511

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: 3
Views: 357

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Viability assessment positive, what next, how is the procedure?
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Viability assessment positive, what next, how is the procedure?

Dear NanSy Thank you for your post and welcome to the Board. I am sorry to hear of your difficult family situation especially because you say that you are not in the United Kingdom at this time. The first starting point I think is to review our advice sheets so that you can get a better idea of how ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Looking for advice

Dear vgjk22, Welcome to Family Rights Group. You should really post on the Parents forum here . However, I will answer the questions you have raised now. You say that you are separated from dad and he has a contact order. This involved him collecting and returning your daughter from grandmothers hom...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Fostering allowance for family members
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Fostering allowance for family members

Dear Devotedauntie Welcome to the Family and Friends’ Carers’ board and thank you for your posts. ied53 has already given you some very helpful advice. I just wanted to add to this and link you up to some further information to assist you. If your nephew does become subject to a full care order you ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Confused and in need of help
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Confused and in need of help

Dear Kautostar, Thank you for posting back on the forum. I think it would be helpful if you could Pm me the concerns you mention, so that I can have a better understanding of the situation. I can certainly see why you are confused and want to question the local authority’s decision making. It sounds...

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