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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Adoption process
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Adoption process

Dear SM02 Thank you for posting again. As explained in my previous post our service does not advise on private law matters. Please read the earlier response again. Before you make an application for an adoption order you would need to inform your local authority of your intention to do so as they ha...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: Sudden custody of 13yo Niece
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Sudden custody of 13yo Niece

Dear cgm1624 Thank for your post and welcome to the family and friends carers discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am sorry it has taken some time to respond to your post due to volume of work. I see you are now looking after your niece who has been having a d...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Previous dv
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Previous dv

Dear DC2503 Thank you for your post. I am Suzie one of the advisers at FRG, I understand that you were able to speak to us on our helpline. However, I would like to answer some of the questions in your post as it might be helpful to others. When Children’s Services receive a referral they have a dut...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Sgo advice after breakup of marriage
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Sgo advice after breakup of marriage

Dear Love Welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion forum. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am m sorry that it has taken so much time to respond to your post, due to volume of work. I am sorry to see that you are struggling financially to care for the child for w...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Respondents not showing up at SGO court hearing
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Respondents not showing up at SGO court hearing

Hi, I just thought I’d post an update. As predicted, mum and dad (the respondents) did not show up at court today. Our social worker came and was fantastic. She had to have pre-court discussions with Cafcass and with the court legal advisor. She was adamant that she wanted to get across the fact th...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Free school meals
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Free school meals

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well in these unprecedented times. For those of you with children who are eligible for free school meals, I wanted to let you know that whilst schools are closed due to coronavirus, those who are eligible can ask their school for a weekly voucher worth £15 (pe...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Need urgent advice

Dear DB182 Thank you for your further posts. You have had some helpful advice and support from an experienced kinship carer. I am glad to hear that your assessment was positive (apart from you still being in the possible pool of perpetrators) and you are being very proactive in contacting the social...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Impact of coronavirus crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Impact of coronavirus crisis

Dear Family and Friends carers We understand that this is a difficult time for many family and friends carers as they are adapting to the impact of the coronavirus (covid 19) crisis on their and their children’s lives and communities. We recognise that many carers and the children they care for are ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: No Contact with my grandchildren
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: No Contact with my grandchildren

Dear Bluebird1 Welcome to the family and friends’ carers discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry that I was not able to respond to your query sooner. I am also sorry to hear of the distress that you are experiencing as you have not been able t...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Adoption process
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Adoption process

Dear SM02 Welcome to the family and friends carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie and I am FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry that I was unable to respond to your query sooner. You are a special guardian for your niece and have been caring for her for several years. Yo...