SGO a couple of questions

worriednan
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SGO a couple of questions

Postby worriednan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:18 am

Can anyone clear up a couple of questions for me please.
Does an SGO being granted mean that the child is no longer 'looked after'?
Does an SGO mean that you share parental responsibility with the local authority?
Even with an SGO does it mean I have to CRB check anyone who may babysit?

Many thanks

MinnieMoo
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Re: SGO a couple of questions

Postby MinnieMoo » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:40 am

Hi Worried Nan,

IN my limited understanding it is as follows:
Yes no longer LAC
No you share PR w/ BP's 51:49 in your favour
Don't know the last one!

worriednan
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Re: SGO a couple of questions

Postby worriednan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:54 am

Many thanks for your reply.
I have set up a support group and went along to an advice centre to see how they run, this is the kind of advice they are giving out, I didn't think it was correct but thought I would check with the real experts.
This website really is the best.

Thank you again.

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Re: SGO a couple of questions

Postby ied53 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:37 pm

No to LAC you have over riding pr parents cannot exercise their pr except you cannot leave country from over 3 mths, change the name,agree to adoption or sterilisation without bp or court approval. So more realistically 97.5% in your favour. You do not need to consult parents on any day to day matters.
And no you do not have to crb check babysitters , visitors etc . Essentially you behave as if the child is your own.
Irene
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worriednan
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Re: SGO a couple of questions

Postby worriednan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:31 pm

Many thanks to both of you for your replies.

I will be recommending FRG to all of my members.

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Re: SGO a couple of questions

Postby Roma1 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:44 pm

My understanding is also that it is one step away from adoption bti doesn't sever ties with the birth parents ( ie. They don't lose all their PR but it is very limited, as Irene says)
CS want me to go for this option but I am worried about potential conflict with the BM and would rather have the back up of CS. SGO effectively means that the child is no longer in the care system, although there are provisions for support ( financial and otherwise)
I am going t wit the dust settle first before deciding ( if I ever get the child at the rate we are going!!,) :)


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