Settling in payments

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ied53
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Re: Settling in payments

Postby ied53 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:11 pm

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Re: Settling in payments

Postby clairespex » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:54 am

On the bright side, I told SS how much I had spent
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Re: Settling in payments

Postby youngagain » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:15 am

The L.A. have a duty to pay for baby sitters so you can have some respite. This is not means tested as it is providing a service.They rejected our claim for such and other service related payments.This is illegal and contrary to the special guardianship regulations. You should get travelling expenses and other one off payments for things like contact.

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Re: Settling in payments

Postby Piglets-House » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:12 pm

Youngagain, Can I just say that you have no idea what you are talking about. Special Guardianship is not there so people can milk the LA for every penny they can. When an order is made a support package is put in place for the child which should meet their needs, it can be reviewed annually if necessary. If you did not get this tied in with your SG Order then it has been deemed you do not require the assistance, it has to be means tested and as far as it contravening human rights you must be joking? I assume you obtain your SGO willingly you were not forced to court and it was not insisted you take on the child/children you have! If not then how can it be in contravention of your human rights. You chose to take on the child/children you have, so with that comes a responsibility to feed and clothe them.

The parents will always retain financial responsibility for the child/children and you can claim from their benefit money yes it is only

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Re: Settling in payments

Postby ied53 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:21 pm

We were told once you have SGO you are on your own and we have been anything that wasn't agreed before the final hearing doesn't exsist. There are then no longer under the care of the LA and we make all the decisions that was one reason we went for this order to be able to get on with it.

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Re: Settling in payments

Postby David Roth » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:46 am

Local authorities do have a duty to provide specific special guardianship support services. But this is a general duty, and the local authority does not have to provide them for each special gfuardian. In other wordsm, although the local authority has a duty to provide these support services, there is no entitlement by special guardians to receive them.

Among the support services which local autorities have a duty to provide are: financial support, support groups, assistance with contact including mediation, therapy for the child, training, respite care, counselling, advice and information.

Because local authorities have discretion over whether to provide these support services to individual carers, there are huge differences between authorities and even within authorities as to how much support carers receive.

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