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by Robin D
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 81
Views: 16627

Re: Need urgent advice

Hi DB182. 'Suzie' is a member of staff at FRG and works more or less office hours so I'll answer your question as best I can as I know it's very worrying with the court due tomorrow. We've been in that position many times. It's excellent news that the guardian (who 'instructs the solicitor' on behal...
by Robin D
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Lost on what to do.
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: Lost on what to do.

Hi nicebrit. Welcome to the forum. I really do understand your concerns. However I wonder if the local authority are simply parallel planning and looking at other options IF your SGO assessment turns out badly? It may be that an inexperienced worker has put it across badly? You ask about a child arr...
by Robin D
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: MY RIGHTS
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: MY RIGHTS

Hi Rural father. You need to repost your request on the parents forum at https://www.frg.org.uk/ParentsForum/ . This forum is for those concerned with or caring for children of family or friends. One thing before you go, PR stands for parental responsibility, not rights. The child has rights, includ...
by Robin D
Wed May 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Police check help

I would not wait. First of all you formally write to the police querying the information provided. Copy in the chief constable and point out that the courts will be looking to move very quickly. I would ignore the social worker and apply in your own right to become party. Just speak to the court off...
by Robin D
Tue May 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Getting support
Topic: 5 kids ( 2 have autism ) stress caused husband to lash out once what happens next
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: 5 kids ( 2 have autism ) stress caused husband to lash out once what happens next

Hi MCE28.

I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Unfortunately you have posted in the wrong forum. Please go to https://www.frg.org.uk/ParentsForum/ and repost your query there.

Good luck. Robin
by Robin D
Fri May 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Special guardianship allowance
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Special guardianship allowance

I am afraid that it's unlikely you will get anything backdated unless you raised it before or in court.

It's still worth a letter to the director of children's services formally requsting it though. Just don't hold your breath.
by Robin D
Wed May 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Likelyhood of SGO Success
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Likelyhood of SGO Success

Yes that's right. One or the other goes forward although the court is likely to be aware of the parallel plan.
by Robin D
Tue May 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Likelyhood of SGO Success
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: Likelyhood of SGO Success

Hi. It is very common to parallel plan in case they found something they, or the court, don't like late in the assessment. Otherwise they are then starting from scratch again meaning that achieving permanence for the child is delayed. I can't answer how often it happens, indeed I don't remember seei...
by Robin D
Mon May 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Sgo assessment
Replies: 19
Views: 4933

Re: Sgo assessment

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by Robin D
Sun May 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 81
Views: 16627

Re: Need urgent advice

Sadly even in normal times, SW often leave everything to the last minute just before the next court date. I guess they are under pressure so are in reactive rather than proactive mode. I would politely chase them for a progress report weekly. A simple "what do you need from us this week to allow you...