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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Sgo assessment
Replies: 19
Views: 2401

Re: Sgo assessment

Dear Oaktree, Welcome to the Friends and Family Carers Forum. I can see that there are care proceedings in respect of your sisters 4 children as children services are concerned that they suffered non- accidental injuries. I am so sorry to hear this. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for the ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: SGO advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: SGO advice

Dear cazdob, Welcome to the Friends and Family carers forum. Robin had given a helpful and considered response dealing with all aspects of your query. Please see his response here. I don’t think there is anything more that I can add at this time. If you do have further questions though, please do no...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: SGO medical further infor
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: SGO medical further infor

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 ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
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: 675

How are families dealing with remote court hearings? Have your say.

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: SGO medical further infor
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: SGO medical further infor

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
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: 674

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Adoption process
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Adoption process

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: Sudden custody of 13yo Niece
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: Sudden custody of 13yo Niece

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Previous dv
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Previous dv

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Sgo advice after breakup of marriage
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Sgo advice after breakup of marriage

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...