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Dear Radzwife Welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, Family Rights Group’s online adviser. I see from your post that you are concerned about what might happen regarding your medical history. From what you have said children’s service...
- Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:22 pm
- Forum: Assessment
- Topic: I want to step forward during current adoption proceedings to have my grand babies living with me, not adopted out
- Replies: 2
- Views: 271
Re: I want to step forward during current adoption proceedings to have my grand babies living with me, not adopted out
Hi there, I'm new here, and well, new in all this complexity of care/adoption proceedings. I have a 1 year old grandaughter whom social services took her into foster care at birth as they where still doing Pam's assessments or whatever, and we, as a family we get two hrs a week supervised contact a...
Dear SM02 Thank you for posting again. As explained in my previous post our service does not advise on private law matters. Please read the earlier response again. Before you make an application for an adoption order you would need to inform your local authority of your intention to do so as they ha...
- Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:50 pm
- Forum: Getting support
- Topic: Sudden custody of 13yo Niece
- Replies: 1
- Views: 485
Dear cgm1624 Thank for your post and welcome to the family and friends carers discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am sorry it has taken some time to respond to your post due to volume of work. I see you are now looking after your niece who has been having a d...
Dear DC2503 Thank you for your post. I am Suzie one of the advisers at FRG, I understand that you were able to speak to us on our helpline. However, I would like to answer some of the questions in your post as it might be helpful to others. When Children’s Services receive a referral they have a dut...
- Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:00 am
- Forum: Legal orders
- Topic: Sgo advice after breakup of marriage
- Replies: 1
- Views: 357
Dear Love Welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am m sorry that it has taken so much time to respond to your post, due to volume of work. I am sorry to see that you are struggling financially to care for the child for w...
- Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 am
- Forum: Legal orders
- Topic: Respondents not showing up at SGO court hearing
- Replies: 6
- Views: 633
Hi, I just thought I’d post an update. As predicted, mum and dad (the respondents) did not show up at court today. Our social worker came and was fantastic. She had to have pre-court discussions with Cafcass and with the court legal advisor. She was adamant that she wanted to get across the fact th...
Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well in these unprecedented times. For those of you with children who are eligible for free school meals, I wanted to let you know that whilst schools are closed due to coronavirus, those who are eligible can ask their school for a weekly voucher worth £15 (pe...
- Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:37 pm
- Forum: Natter and chatter
- Topic: Need urgent advice
- Replies: 29
- Views: 1836
Dear DB182 Thank you for your further posts. You have had some helpful advice and support from an experienced kinship carer. I am glad to hear that your assessment was positive (apart from you still being in the possible pool of perpetrators) and you are being very proactive in contacting the social...
- Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am
- Forum: FRG hot topics
- Topic: Impact of coronavirus crisis
- Replies: 0
- Views: 167
Dear Family and Friends carers We understand that this is a difficult time for many family and friends carers as they are adapting to the impact of the coronavirus (covid 19) crisis on their and their children’s lives and communities. We recognise that many carers and the children they care for are ...