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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
Topic: How to help
Replies: 9
Views: 6204

Re: How to help

It sounds like you are getting different advice from different workers which is very confusing! I would get either worker or better -their manager to confirm the position with you. (You could also ask for it in writing) You are entitled to know whether this referral has taken place. (only in certain...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
Topic: How to help
Replies: 9
Views: 6204

Re: How to help

Hi Dmtam, This is a lot for you to cope with and, as my colleague said in the last post, you should also try to get help for yourself. Although it is easy to feel that you’ve let everyone down, you didn’t know that the abuse was going on and it is easy for perpetrators to manipulate these situations...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
Topic: Can you trust Childrens Services
Replies: 15
Views: 13528

Re: Can you trust Childrens Services

Hi Dmtam,

I'm sorry you feel like this. Just wanted to let you know that I have answered this in your other thread rather than repeat posting here.

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: appeal
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: appeal

Hi Ange, Have you got the barristers advice in writing? If not can you get it in writing? Then could you show it to the CAB? Could they then refer you? Can the cab find any other organisation that may be able to help? Unfortunately, FRG are not in a position to take on cases to pursue through courts...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
Topic: How to help
Replies: 9
Views: 6204

Re: How to help

Dear Dmtam, I can see that things are very difficult for you at the moment. However, you were not aware that your husband had physically abused your son and that is not your fault. Often a perpetrator can also be very manipulating and your ex may have done this in your sons case-to make him keep qui...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
Topic: Can you trust Childrens Services
Replies: 15
Views: 13528

Re: Can you trust Childrens Services

Dear Tackle, I am sorry that you have has such a difficult experience with children’s services and some individual social workers but I am glad that you now have a supportive social worker and that the assessment of you and your family has been positive. Here is our family support advice sheet which...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
Topic: Need advice fast PLEASE
Replies: 10
Views: 6697

Re: Need advice fast PLEASE

Hi Juliejac66, I am glad that you are starting to see the other side of the assessment and that children’s services have assessed you and your family as not being a risk to your grand daughter. Hopefully, soon you can have contact again with her. Remind the social worker next week, when you see her,...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
Topic: How to help
Replies: 9
Views: 6204

Re: How to help

Dear Dmtam , I am sorry that you have had such a difficult time due to your husband’s behaviour. You are lucky that you have been strong enough to move on and are in a better position now to deal with the information about the physical abuse that your son has disclosed. However, you may still yourse...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Do you have a child in care?
Topic: Contact order
Replies: 4
Views: 4560

Re: Contact order

Hi Fymlor, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The short answer to your question is no, the court wouldn't make an order to stop the Local Authority (LA) suspending contact. But by having a contact order, contact would have to take place at set times (and place if stated) that the court has ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: appeal
Replies: 6
Views: 5435

Re: appeal

Hi Ange, I'm not sure which organisation my colleague mentioned to you. I will give you details of ones I think it could be. A referral to the Bar Pro Bono Unit needs to come from either: 1. the CAB; 2. a Law Centre; 3. your MP. Here is a link to the Bar Pro Bono website for more information. You ca...

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