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Dear Radzwife Thank you for your further post and I am sorry that you have had a negative medical assessment based on your earlier diagnosis. I can understand that it must be very upsetting for you now that the local authority’s plan is for adoption. You say the birth mother’s solicitor has advised ...
- Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:18 pm
- Forum: FRG hot topics
- Topic: How are families dealing with remote court hearings? Have your say.
- Replies: 0
- Views: 503
It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest catastrophes we will ever face. However, for families who are involved in court proceedings we are only just beginning to see the potential devastation the current situation has created. Family Rights Group is working with the Nuffield Fa...
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: 536
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: 736
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: 621
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: 1125
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...