Advice sheets

The following Advice Sheets are available from Family Rights Group.
Click on them to view online or download as a PDF.

There have been a number of important changes to the law which came into force on 22nd April. We are in the process of updating all the information on our website to include these changes. In the meantime please note that any residence orders have now been replaced by child arrangements orders which have the same effect. If you need further advice, contact our advice service on 0808 801 0366.

A.INTRODUCTORY ADVICE SHEETS

1. An introductory guide to Children’s Services

2. Parental Responsibility

3.
What is a family group conference? (Also known as a family group meeting)


B. SUPPORT SERVICES

4. Family support

5. Support for asylum seeking children and their families

6. Support for disabled parents and carers

8. What happens to your benefits when your child goes into care or lives with someone else?


C.CHILD PROTECTION

9. Child protection procedures

10. Advocacy for families when social workers make plans for their children


D. LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

11. Duties on Children’s Services when children are in the care system

12. Relatives and friends taking on the care of a vulnerable child in an emergency

13. Contact with children accommodated by Children’s Services

14. Contact with children in care

15. Care (and related) proceedings

16. Support for young people leaving the care system

17. Reuniting children in the care system with their families


E. FAMILY AND FRIENDS CARE

18. DIY Child Arrangements Orders: information for family and friends carers

19. DIY Special Guardianship Orders: information for family and friends carers

20. Special Guardianship: what does it mean for birth parents?

21. Support for relatives and friends who are looking after someone else’s child

22. Family and friends care: becoming a foster carer


F. ADOPTION

23. Adoption: what does it mean for birth parents? 

24. Open adoption


 G. CHALLENGES

25. Challenging decisions and making complaints

26. Access to records held by Children’s Services