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by Robin D
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Need urgent advice

Fingers crossed for you.
by Robin D
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Need urgent advice

Unless you are party to proceedings you may get to see nothing. If you are party, much is likely to come on the day of the advocates meeting. If not a party, you will need to apply to the court for 'leave to apply'. Speak to the court office. The paperwork is not too difficult but there is a fee to ...
by Robin D
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Child protection
Topic: Previous dv
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Previous dv

You would probably be best advised to call the advice line on 0808 801 0366 9.30am to 3pm. They are still taking calls but are also rather busy. To me the key issue here is that the local authority have to take matters very seriously, and also protect the children while they investigate. At least yo...
by Robin D
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: I want to step forward during current adoption proceedings to have my grand babies living with me, not adopted out
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: I want to step forward during current adoption proceedings to have my grand babies living with me, not adopted out

Hi and welcome. The advice sheet at https://www.frg.org.uk/images/Advice_Sheets/11-powers-and-duties-of-local-authorities.pdf gives you most of the information you need. Page 10 onwards is specifically useful, but please take the time to read it all. Childrens Services should place within the family...
by Robin D
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Getting support
Topic: Advice on my niece coming to live with me.
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Advice on my niece coming to live with me.

You are probably best advised to go through several of the advice sheets at https://www.frg.org.uk/need-help-or-advice/our-advice-service/advice-sheets . You can be sure that they contain accurate advice. Please be aware of the following possible traps though: If you take on the child by agreement b...
by Robin D
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Need urgent advice

Not an area I am familiar with, but in my general experience, getting issues tabled at court as soon as possible is usually helpful to you and indeed to the court. So yes, put it to the advocates meeting even if all it does is to have it on the radar of all parties when it comes to the hearing on th...
by Robin D
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Need urgent advice
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Need urgent advice

Did you get confirmation they have read the email? Remember email is not 100% reliable. I suggest you print the email, put a covering letter with it and either send by post 'signed for' or take it into the office and demand a receipt. Two days in the current climate might be seen as unreasonable, so...
by Robin D
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:17 pm
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

Great news. Now hopefully you can start to concentrate on your sister.

There is a small possibility mum might appeal, but she would have a real uphill battle so I suspect once the sting has gone out of the situation, she will just accept the inevitable.

Good luck ...... Robin
by Robin D
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Aunt verses Aunt
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Aunt verses Aunt

It would seem you are not in the UK? USA most likely with CASA, but maybe elsewhere. This site specifically targets England and Wales as our law is different. I regret I can offer no opinion on what happens in your country. You need to find a similar support network in your own country to get accura...
by Robin D
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Contact
Topic: Aunt verses Aunt
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Aunt verses Aunt

Sounds like a case that needs referring to Cafcass so the children's views are represented. Someone needs to ask the court to appoint them.