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- Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:26 pm
- Forum: Finance and benefits
- Topic: Advice about finances.
- Replies: 1
- Views: 753
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...
- Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:12 pm
- Forum: Child protection
- Topic: Access to grandchildren
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1167
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...
- Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:34 pm
- Forum: Natter and chatter
- Topic: Urgent help pls, Party to the proceedings
- Replies: 2
- Views: 707
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...
- Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
- Forum: Challenging decisions
- Topic: Discharging care order
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1080
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...
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...
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...
- Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:37 am
- Forum: Contact
- Topic: Supervised contact - who pays it?
- Replies: 8
- Views: 8105
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...
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...
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...
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...