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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Advice about finances.
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Advice about finances.

Dear Emz, Welcome to the Friends and family carers forum. I am Suzie the online adviser. I can see that you have taken on the care of your 15 year old niece after she suffered bullying at school which affected her attendance. It is good to hear that she is now thriving with you and that her school a...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Access to grandchildren
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Access to grandchildren

Dear Only Grandparents Thank you for you post and welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. You are very concerned about the ongoing court proceedings relating to your grandchildren and believe that you are unlikely to be abl...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Urgent help pls, Party to the proceedings
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Urgent help pls, Party to the proceedings

Dear Bobsyouruncle Thank you for posting again. I am pleased for you that children’s services (the new name for social services) now intend to carry out a full assessment. This must make you happy and hopeful that your grandchildren may be with you very soon. In your earlier post you said you were b...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Discharging care order
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Discharging care order

Dear Nannygems Thank you for posting again. I see that your grandchildren being in long term foster care is still very difficult for you and the parents and you have all decided that an application to discharge the care order should be made now. It is possible to apply to discharge a care order even...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: mediation
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: mediation

Dear lumiru Thank you for posting again and the responses you have provided to the questions raised in my earlier post. I find it surprising that with the difficulties that exist regarding contact that the guardian supports discharge of the care order which would mean that you would not have the sup...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: mediation
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: mediation

Dear lumiru Your further posts show that there is now an application by the local authority to discharge the care order in their favour and a special guardianship order made to you. It seems surprising because of the difficulties relating to contact and the grandmother’s refusal to support the place...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Supervised contact - who pays it?
Replies: 8
Views: 8105

Re: Supervised contact - who pays it?

Dear lumiru Thank you for your further posts. I am sorry to see that there are still difficulties with the child’s grandmother around contact. Since the child is still subject to a care order the issue of contact is really the responsibility of the local authority as they have a duty to promote cont...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Housing benefit
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Housing benefit

Dear Nannyloves2 Thank you for your further post. You are concerned about what will happen to your housing benefit once you are receiving special guardianship allowance payments. I am sending you our advice sheet Social security support for relatives and friends looking after someone else’s child re...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Sibling contact advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Sibling contact advice needed

Dear Jellyfish Thank you for your further post. Whilst I understand your concerns regarding contact between your niece whom you are caring for under a special guardianship order and her sibling. It is difficult to say what level of contact would be appropriate, this is because when considering conta...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Assessment Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Assessment Confusion

Dear grannie14 Thank you for posting and welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. There is really no need to be nervous as the forum is for family and friends who are seeking support and advice from others. My name is Suzie, online adviser, at Family Rights Group. You are currentl...