Urgent - legal aid changes - cases needed

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Cathy Ashley
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Urgent - legal aid changes - cases needed

Post by Cathy Ashley » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:47 pm

Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance is urgently lobbying Parliament to prevent a change in the law which will mean that family & friends carers will not be able to apply for legal aid a) when applying for a residence/special guardianship order or b) defending against a parent wanting the residence or special guardianship order revoked c) or dealing with a contact order application in court - if 12 months has gone by since i. the child was on a child protection plan or ii. there had been a finding of fact of child abuse iii. criminal proceedings for child abuse. We are after any examples from carers might be affected or would have been in these proposals had enforced in their situation. Please do get in touch cashley@frg.org.uk Many thanks. Cathy Ashley
Chief Executive, Family Rights Group

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