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by Cathy Ashley
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Please sign & share petition so all kinship carers households are exempt for 2 child restriction on tax credits
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Please sign & share petition so all kinship carers households are exempt for 2 child restriction on tax credits

Please sign and share this petition which calls for all kinship care households to be made exempt from the 2 child restriction on child tax credit. Our lobbying led to the Government agreeing, during the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, that all kinship carers taking on a kin child would be able to cla...
by Cathy Ashley
Thu May 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: 2017 General Election - elobby your candidates about family & friends care
Replies: 0
Views: 941

2017 General Election - elobby your candidates about family & friends care

Hi Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance has launched the 2017 Agenda for Action. We have set up a facility that enables you all to elobby your local parliamentary candidates to raise awareness about kinship care & to ask them to back our campaign so that: - Children who can...
by Cathy Ashley
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Has your LA ceased paying SGO or RO allowances?
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

Has your LA ceased paying SGO or RO allowances?

We would be interested to hear from any kinship carer or practitioner who has been told that the local authority has issued a blanket policy of ceasing to pay special guardianship order or residence order allowances. We have been contacted by a few carers who have heard told this second hand and we ...
by Cathy Ashley
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Friends carers -willing to be interviewed by nat newspaper?
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

Friends carers -willing to be interviewed by nat newspaper?

Hi - a national broadsheet newspaper wishes to run a sympathetic article about children who are raised by friends due to parental bereavement or abuse etc - including the positives and the hurdles faced. They will want to interview the carer and the child. Would anyone in this situation be intereste...
by Cathy Ashley
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: All Party Parliamentary Group - on kinship next wed
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

All Party Parliamentary Group - on kinship next wed

Hi There next All Party Parliamentary Group for Looked-After Children and Care Leavers will be holding a session on kinship care on Wednesday 13th June from 17.00-19.00 at Portcullis House in Westminster. This session will provide a great opportunity for young people and those who care for them to c...
by Cathy Ashley
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Do you live in London - please fill in our survey
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Do you live in London - please fill in our survey

Hi There is a much higher rate of children living in family and friends care in London, than the rest of the UK. But few London boroughs run local family and friends care support groups and little research has been undertaken of the needs of the children and carers. So if you are a family and friend...
by Cathy Ashley
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Urgent - legal aid changes - cases needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Urgent - legal aid changes - cases needed

Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance is urgently lobbying Parliament to prevent a change in the law which will mean that family & friends carers will not be able to apply for legal aid a) when applying for a residence/special guardianship order or b) defending against a par...
by Cathy Ashley
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Getting in the press
Replies: 0
Views: 1191

Getting in the press

Hi As many of you know, Family Rights Group is publishing 4 new research reports on family and friends care. The press launch date is the 27th March. There is likely to be lots of press interest and of course the best and most powerful people to talk to the media are family and friends carers. So wo...
by Cathy Ashley
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Are you willing to talk to the media?
Replies: 0
Views: 1168

Are you willing to talk to the media?

Hi As many of you know, Family Rights Group is publishing 4 new research reports on family and friends care. The press launch date is the 27th March. There is likely to be lots of press interest and of course the best and most powerful people to talk to the media are family and friends carers. So wo...
by Cathy Ashley
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Please help - carer to tell their story to social workers
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Re: Please help - carer to tell their story to social worker

Many thanks for your responses and wise thoughts. I've managed to rope in a family and friends carer, but David Roth, our policy adviser has been thinking about ways of capturing in print carers' powerful stories and experiences - so await to hear more in due course.

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