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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Discharging care order
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

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: 962

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: 962

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: 8554

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: 684

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: 623

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: 725

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: SGO Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: SGO Advice

Dear Catapillar2018 Thank you for your post and welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. Someone who has been through the process may well give you the benefit of their experience. You have managed to obtain party status in the care proceedings but will be representing yourself. T...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Advice - caring for my niece
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Advice - caring for my niece

Dear NGL14 Welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. You have been looking after your niece for a couple of months now but you do not say whether children’s services has assessed you and your partn...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Children guardian
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Children guardian

Dear Nannyloves2 I am really pleased that everything is in place and there will be no issues with the special guardianship allowance. The concern was that often some special guardians feel unsupported financially and otherwise once they have the order. The fact that you were legally represented mean...