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by Polly
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Solicitor
Replies: 1
Views: 3054

Solicitor

Hello We have approached a firm of solicitors who specialize in Kinship Care and had been recommended by numerous people. After an initial phone call some weeks ago we have had to chase the solicitor who responded every step of the way. While we are used to chasing SS we had hoped getting a solicito...
by Polly
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO practical questions
Replies: 0
Views: 3029

SGO practical questions

Can anyone answer the following queries re applying for SGO.. We foster two children who are LAC but do not live in the are covered by the Local Authority. Do we apply to the court where we live or where the Social Services who are Corporate Parents and the Care Order was made? A three month time sc...
by Polly
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Forced SGO
Replies: 3
Views: 5086

Re: Forced SGO

In a similar situation but found we would be £2500 a year worse off. SGO best for children but can't afford risk
by Polly
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO financial assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

SGO financial assessment

can anyone give me the link to the financial assessment formula used by the department for education for assessing SGO allowance? Thanks
by Polly
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?
Replies: 3
Views: 4073

Re: Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?

This is wonderful. Shame it is only for those in London as the need is enormous.
by Polly
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Support Groups
Topic: new grandparents' group North Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 4228

new grandparents' group North Birmingham

I am setting up a support group with the Grandparents' Association in North Birmingham for Kinship carers raising their grandchildren full-time. Please message me for details. Launch on the 22nd October 2014
by Polly
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: trauma training in Birmingham
Replies: 0
Views: 3476

trauma training in Birmingham

http://www.bubblewrappedchildren.co.uk/ ... -2014.html

The link above sounds interesting if you are in the Birmingham area and have kinship children with trauma related distress. I am hoping to learn a thing or two,
by Polly
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: All about the Pupil Premium
Replies: 5
Views: 6028

Re: All about the Pupil Premium

We have had a positive experience of our grandchild's LA requiring the school to demonstrate how they have spent the money to HIS benefit even though there are no major issues educationally, just some weak areas. The pupil premium has been used for one to one home tutiotion in ordder for him to reac...
by Polly
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO support plan
Replies: 2
Views: 3384

Re: SGO support plan

No. financially they remain the responsibility of the home LA but after a year any other support becomes the responsibility of our LA eg supporting access to therapy etc. Our LA SGO policy is you access services like any normal parent - and they don't delver effectively to LAC children never mind th...
by Polly
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO support plan
Replies: 2
Views: 3384

Re: SGO support plan

Thanks for replying. our main concern is a legal guarantee of financial support (we know it will always be means tested) which they have agreed in principle. But we are also trying to reach an agreement with the child'sLA (which has a good SGO policy of supporting after order if needed) to move from...

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