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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: 42906

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: 2745

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: 12613

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: 3379

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: 3587

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...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: LA Duty of Care
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Re: LA Duty of Care

Hi Grace, Thanks for getting back to me. I had thought you meant it was a stage 2 investigation but I didn’t want to presume. The reason I asked is because if it was the LGO, they can recommend that the LA pay you compensation if your complaint is upheld. The other way to pursue costs/compensation i...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Forum for parents
Replies: 6
Views: 6249

Re: Forum for parents

Hi Modsas, Unfortunately we do not provide a face to face service and we no longer offer an advocacy service because, unfortunatley, our funding was withdrawn. I have replied to your private message and I think you have spoken to one of our other advisors. Please feel free to call us again or get in...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: s/s complaint
Replies: 4
Views: 8745

Re: s/s complaint

Hi Modsas,

I am in the process of replying to your private message (PM) so rather than sending you 2 separate answers, I will deal with the issues you raise here in the PM.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: LA Duty of Care
Replies: 4
Views: 5192

Re: LA Duty of Care

Hi Grace, I’m one of the advisors at FRG. To make sure I give you the right answer, I would like a little bit more information from you so could you please answer these couple of questions? 1. When you say “recover costs” what do you mean? Do you mean in terms of compensation or in getting backdated...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Finance and benefits
Topic: sgo allowance
Replies: 1
Views: 3710

Re: sgo allowance

Hi, Yes SGO allowance is still means tested. However the LA, when deciding the amount of allowance to pay, should have regard to the amount of foster care allowance that would be paid if the child was fostered. This was upheld in the case of R(B) v Lewisham LBC (2008) EWHC 738. Please have a look at...