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by Robin D
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Aunt verses Aunt
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Aunt verses Aunt

It would seem you are not in the UK? USA most likely with CASA, but maybe elsewhere. This site specifically targets England and Wales as our law is different. I regret I can offer no opinion on what happens in your country. You need to find a similar support network in your own country to get accura...
by Robin D
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Aunt verses Aunt
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Aunt verses Aunt

Sounds like a case that needs referring to Cafcass so the children's views are represented. Someone needs to ask the court to appoint them.
by Robin D
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: SGO
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: SGO

I have to wait for his position statement then respond as I am representing myself I’m not sure what this is ??? This means that you will not have a solicitor or barrister to represent your views to the court so you have to speak for yourself. It's very common these days in family cases and you wil...
by Robin D
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: HE Financial Support
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: HE Financial Support

Hi. Legally the SGO gives auntie and uncle PR, but I don't know what the rules are around university loans. I guess the student loans on 0300 100 0607 may be better placed to to answer your question. It's unlikely the LA are still involved. But if the guardians are getting support, they should conta...
by Robin D
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: My boyfriend is a registered sex offender...
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: My boyfriend is a registered sex offender...

Sorry bananagirl1, but your original post said the offence was against two sixteen year-olds. That made "minor's" as they are under 18 and therefore not adults. The 16 age of consent is irrelevant in this setting. I appreciate what you are saying about how what he did as a seventeen year-old is havi...
by Robin D
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: My boyfriend is a registered sex offender...
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: My boyfriend is a registered sex offender...

Hi bananagirl1. This isn't really the right forum for your query as its aimed at helping those who are looking after, or concerned about children of family and friends. However I cannot think of an appropriate forum to direct you towards so I'm going to give a bit of advice. If FRG admin feel this i...
by Robin D
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: 16 yr old wants to return home
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: 16 yr old wants to return home

Hi Nannygems and welcome. A lot depends on whether the children are with you, (or other family), or with foster parents, and how long they have been in the current placement. The sixteen year-old's wishes and feelings would have significant weight with the court, but that's not to say it would be ag...
by Robin D
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Respondents not showing up at SGO court hearing
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Respondents not showing up at SGO court hearing

It depends on many factors, but I would not anticipate the SGO being awarded that day. I suspect they would ask Cafcass or another third party to try to make contact and report back at a future hearing. The effect might be to delay things, but ultimately, if they will not engage with the court, or o...
by Robin D
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Stuck and lost
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Stuck and lost

It would do no harm whatsoever to let them know that you share those concerns. If you are happy to be involved, they want to speak with you. If you know the social worker name, you could contact them directly or just ring the phone number for reporting concerns about a child. It should be on the loc...
by Robin D
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Stuck and lost
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Stuck and lost

If you have any concerns about the welfare of the child, you should always report it. If you are worried about a backlash you can always speak to the NSPCC in total confidence and they will pass on your concern keeping you anonymous. Sadly, several children have been killed by ill parents over the y...