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by Robin D
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: grandmother contact
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: grandmother contact

1st things first, You have mentioned the child's name in paragraph 5. You've tried so hard to make the rest anonymous. Please edit the post to delete it. It's all about money I'm afraid. Supervision costs money. However, unless the court expressly ordered that contact should continually increase (To...
by Robin D
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: A very long complex story
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: A very long complex story

Hi Devotedauntie. Social services have to 'parallel plan' meaning that if it all falls through with you, then they already have a plan in place to get the child settled as soon as possible. As the judge told them they had to reassess you, and that, as a result, everything seems positive, I suspect i...
by Robin D
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO discharge or Section 20
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: SGO discharge or Section 20

Hi Torstours. Welcome here, even if it seems as though you may have reached the end of your tether. My personal preference would be a section 20 as it's not permanent and provides a way back, if one can be found. The key question of course is where has the support been? Why do you think that he will...
by Robin D
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO Assessment help please
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: SGO Assessment help please

Hi and welcome. I can understand the fish out of water feeling. You might find the best place to start is by downloading and reading advice sheet 21 found at http://www.frg.org.uk/need-help-or-advice/our-advice-service/advice-sheets . It's very well written and should give you a good start. Some of ...
by Robin D
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Behavior

Hi. It might help to look at this from his perspective. He is horribly confused, and will naturally be very torn after bonding with the foster parents for 16 months AND without the reasoning that allows him to rationalize the situation. He will be loving you, but even after a 3-4 months will be very...
by Robin D
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Solicitor
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Solicitor

I suggest asking for meeting with the senior partner at the solicitors to see if your expectations can be met by their service. It may be they are just so busy. You also have to remember that they will charge for everything they do, and the LA will no doubt have put a cap on. Before you decide to ch...
by Robin D
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO Order
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: SGO Order

Hi @SAI I second Irene's welcome here. In answer to the second part of your question about housing, you MUST get in writing from the Local Authority precisely what they are offering in 'helping you to move'. Too many people have taken SS at their word and found that once the order is made, the 'help...
by Robin D
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Bar pro bono unit
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Bar pro bono unit

I used them on a completely unrelated matter in 2014 and they were very helpful although it didn't end up in court as the advice received allowed me to explore other options. Our referral came from Citizens Advice, but I believe you can be referred also by your MP or a solicitor. You need to apply s...
by Robin D
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Fostering a 16yr old who's currently in care home.
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: Fostering a 16yr old who's currently in care home.

I would have thought they would be biting your hand off, but perhaps there is still more to this than you are aware of. I wonder if you would be better discussing the matter with http://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/ who are specialists in fostering. On a personal basis, I think taking on a 16 year...
by Robin D
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: Behaviour

There is unfortunately no way of knowing what acted as a trigger, or perhaps several triggers. He may simply be pushing the boundaries to get the reassurance that you are not going to reject him. Be firm but above all consistent and ensure plenty of routine. Children in his position will not cope if...

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