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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Judicial Review
Replies: 9
Views: 8883

Re: Judicial Review

Hi Maricharle, It might also be worth finding out if you can receive help from the Bar Pro Bono Unit which is a group of lawyers who assist and represent people who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot pay privately. They do not accept self referrals but you can get a referral through the CAB. It...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Can I complain about Court delays
Replies: 2
Views: 6828

Re: Can I complain about Court delays

Hi Cellbar, It certainly sounds frustrating when court dates are changed or hearing times reduced. I think Robin has given very good advice about this. There are lots of reasons why the court may change the hearing times and it is usually because one of the parties has asked them to do so as they ne...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Suggestion to improve the site
Replies: 3
Views: 3284

Re: Suggestion to improve the site

Hi Robin,

The administrator also thinks this is a really good suggestion. We are developing a new site that should be up and running soon and we will make the addition to the new site.

Regards

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Suggestion to improve the site
Replies: 3
Views: 3284

Re: Suggestion to improve the site

Hi Robin, I've also brought it to the attention of the administrator. Thanks for the suggestion.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 41238

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

For support under the Children (Leaving Care) Act, the responsible authority is the one where the children were in care (immediately before the SGO was made) ie the one who are also paying the SGO allowances. Even though a student is having contact with a parent-this should not go against the applic...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Grants for University for those on SGO
Replies: 37
Views: 41238

Re: Grants for University for those on SGO

Dear LLB, I have checked the information that is contained on page 25 of the advice sheet 19 “DIY Special Guardianship orders” about University Loans and Grants and this is still relevant and has recently been verified by a leading expert on tax and welfare rights. So the ESSR 2008 regs still apply ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Can my sister have her children back????
Replies: 1
Views: 2621

Re: Can my sister have her children back????

Hi Deza, You are right in that SGO’s do last up until a child is 18. However they can come to and end before that if the Court orders that the SGO be discharged. Your sister could apply to court to discharge the SGO but she does not have an automatic right to apply. She would have to: 1. Apply for l...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO Never ending
Replies: 14
Views: 11978

Re: SGO Never ending

Hi Sam, Sorry for the slight delay in replying to you. I just want to clarify a few things before I give you advice. I think what you are saying is that you currently are a foster carer (FC) for the children and receiving foster care allowance (FCA). You have applied for a SGO and the final hearing ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Please some urgent advice re mother and contact
Replies: 1
Views: 3191

Re: Please some urgent advice re mother and contact

Hi Fymlor, Sorry you are going through such a difficult time. Unfortunately you have posted this question on the board that is for friends and family only. We also have a discussion board for parents. Could I ask you to join the parents forum and to repost your question there and someone will answer...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: Clueless...please advise??
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Re: Clueless...please advise??

Hi Aunty, First of all, well done to your brother for turning his life around, it is a great achievement. However, I’m sorry that your niece – and your family – is going through this stressful ordeal. As Robin has mentioned, it would seems that this is a private arrangement as you brother took steps...