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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: BP not bothering with contact
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: BP not bothering with contact

Dear NannyS Welcome to the kinship carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie, FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties your family has experienced. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your post. Your query is about going back to ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: New Sibling
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: New Sibling

Dear Celle Thank you for posting on the forum again. You have set out the background relating to the child your daughter and son-in-law adopted after being her special guardians. Although she has been adopted, she continues to have contact with her siblings who are placed with maternal and paternal ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Means Tested SGO Payments
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

Re: Means Tested SGO Payments

Dear Rolo Thank you for posting on the Family and Friends carers discussion forum. I see that you are concerned about how special guardianship allowance is worked out. This is set out the Statutory Guidance for Local authorities on the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 (as amended). Regulation 1...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Social services advice
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Social services advice

Dear Babe2012 Thanks for your further post. It is good that the support your husband is getting from Probation is helpful; this will need to be considered by children’s services. However, make sure you also know what else they think needs to be done as advised in my last response; they are the lead ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 87
Views: 23871

Re: Need urgent advice

Dear DB182 Thanks for your post. I think that the usual process is as the solicitor described, that you provide her details to the local authority and they then confirm to the solicitor what they agree to pay for your legal advice and the billing details . As you have already passed the details on, ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Help needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Help needed.

Dear Dottydingo Welcome to the Kinship Carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie and I am FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties your family is experiencing. I am also very sorry that there has been a delay in my response to your query – you mention...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Welcome and rules of use
Topic: FRG's new website
Replies: 0
Views: 49

FRG's new website

Dear Parents and Carers, Family Rights Group are excited to announce the launch of our new and revamped website. It is up to date comprehensive and easy to use. We would love you to give us your feedback! A good place to start is the Get Help and Advice page where you can do a general search in the ...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Help please Failed negative viability assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Help please Failed negative viability assessment

Dear Mac1, Welcome to the Friends and Family Discussion board. I am Suzie, FRG’s online adviser. I am sorry to hear that you failed the viability assessment. This must be very distressing for you. You can challenge the negative assessment and request a fresh assessment. The best way to do this is by...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Special Guardians: accessing services using the Adoption Support Fund
Topic: Changing a childs surname on the sgo court papers
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Changing a childs surname on the sgo court papers

Dear Maggs64 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 can see that you would like your two granddaughters, who you care for under SGOs, to have the same surname so are looking into how to do this. Chang...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Contact with birth mother
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Contact with birth mother

Dear NannyDuck56 Welcome to the family and friends’ carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. You are wondering if you can allow the children to stay with their mother in a couple of months when you are away for work purposes. As you have almost exclusive parental responsibility under th...