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by swampydrill
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Fostering Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 10135

Re: Fostering Panel

Me and my wife went to a fostering panel and thought we did very well, only to find out that we were voted down by something like 15-0, we could not believe it, stunned. However, we did appeal and had to go to another panel in London, we got asked the same sort of questions and won the case to be fo...
by swampydrill
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO and parental contact
Replies: 3
Views: 4977

Re: SGO and parental contact

Suzie, you state that ultimately it is Sams decision on contact as long as it is reasonable. How and whom establishes what is reasonable ? I am currently having discussions with SS in regards to this as they say their is an assumption that you would keep contact as it was, 2 solicitors told me that ...
by swampydrill
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: SGO with new child protection plan.
Replies: 1
Views: 3169

SGO with new child protection plan.

Me and my wife are currently SGO's for our 2 grand-children, aged 4 and 5. Our story started when my grand-daughter was 4 weeks old and her parents noticed a mark on her skin, they took her to hospital due to being concerned about meningitis. The doctor said he felt these marks may have been made de...
by swampydrill
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: SGO and expenses
Replies: 2
Views: 7175

Re: SGO and expenses

We were kinship foster parents and received full money for the children and as you say, we also got extra at birthdays etc. Are you saying that we should have continued to receive the same sort of money when being granted the SGO ?, not sure of that, is it an automatic thing, we were just told the m...
by swampydrill
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: SGO and expenses
Replies: 2
Views: 7175

SGO and expenses

We as grandparents have an SGO for our two grandchildren, one is maternal and one was from the mothers previous relationship. We have had them with us just over a year, of which 10 months was as kinship foster parents, court awarded us SGO in October. Initially I refused to fill in a financial asses...
by swampydrill
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Advice on SGO
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Advice on SGO

Me and my wife have an SGO for our maternal grand daughter and her brother. Grand daughter is 14 months and grandson is 2 1/2, we have had them living with us for 12 months, we are late forties in age. Before all of us it would be fair to say me and the wife were not getting on too brilliantly, the ...

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