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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue May 04, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Assessment of grandparents
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Assessment of grandparents

Dear Peg Welcome to the kinship carers’ discussion board and thank you for your post. My name is Suzie and I am Family Rights Group’s online adviser. First of all, congratulations on the birth of your first grandchild, a little boy. I know that the circumstances, however, are very difficult and this...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Tue May 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Grandchildren care
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Grandchildren care

Dear Messyhair 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 has experienced and the distress this has caused you. I am sorry that there has been a delay in my response t...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Received court papers for contact
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Received court papers for contact

Dear lizc72 Welcome to the kinship carers discussion board and thank you for posting. My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I see that you are worried about the current situation regarding your grandchildren and their mother’s application for contact. It is not clear from your pos...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Challenging a negative assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Challenging a negative assessment

Dear butterfly 030705 Thank you for your updating post regarding your position in the care proceedings relating to your niece and nephew. It appears that because you had a negative assessment, the judge may have denied you party status in the case. The reasons given for the failed assessment relates...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Challenging a negative assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Challenging a negative assessment

Dear Butterfly030705 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 are experiencing. You mention that there was a court hearing on Tuesday to decide if you can become a p...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: BP not bothering with contact
Replies: 1
Views: 147

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: 5
Views: 264

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: 5839

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: 694

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: 25251

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, ...