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by David Roth
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 1
Views: 4117

Re: Advice Please

Hi Little Nanny, and welcome to the family and friends carers' discussion forum. It sounds as if you are in a position that must be quite worrying, where you are aware that social workers have concerns about your grandchildren, to the extent that they have asked whether you would be able to take the...
by David Roth
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: Important appeal court win for grandparents
Replies: 22
Views: 35257

Re: Important appeal court win for grandparents

confusedinfrance, you are in essence asking whether you would be able to have access to the children's services department's information about your granddaughter. I understand that you are her special guardian, meaning that you have parental responsibility for her. We do have an advice sheet that de...
by David Roth
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Contact
Topic: still being keept from our grandson
Replies: 6
Views: 10430

Re: still being keept from our grandson

nannydunn, I am very sorry to hear about the problems you are having around contact with your grandson - not only have you been unable to see him for planned contacts, but you are not being given any reason for him not coming to these contacts. It is hard to know what to make of what is happening. I...
by David Roth
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Survey of kinship carers using this forum, past and present
Replies: 4
Views: 9922

Survey of kinship carers using this forum, past and present

We would like to ask you to fill in a survey questionnaire, which is aimed at any family and friends carer who has used this discussion forum, whether you post on it now, used to post on it but stopped, or just browse it without posting. The survey is being carried out by Roseanne McGlade, a student...
by David Roth
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Getting support
Topic: Conference in Brighton 31st July
Replies: 0
Views: 5823

Conference in Brighton 31st July

CAFTA (Communities And Families Tackling Addiction) is holding a conference in Brighton from 9.30am-4pm on Thursday 31st July. The Theme is How families are affected by drugs and alcohol and how they recover. It is free to attend, but you do need to book your place. It is open to families and profes...
by David Roth
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Challenging decisions
Topic: What can I do now
Replies: 1
Views: 6535

Re: What can I do now

I'm sorry to hear that circumstances have become so difficult for you, with your contact with your grandchildren being stopped. Unfortunately, as a grandparent you don't have a legal right to contact with your grandchildren in the care system. You would only be able to argue this if you had been the...
by David Roth
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: a big thank you
Replies: 1
Views: 3540

Re: a big thank you

nannydunn, thank you for your kind words. I'm very pleased to hear that FRG's advice line was so helpful, although it is sad that your grandchildren remain in the care system while you are willing to look after them. I have passed your words on to my colleagues who answer the advice line phones, so ...
by David Roth
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: My grandson is now in foster care
Replies: 6
Views: 20665

Re: My grandson is now in foster care

Hi concerned nana, and welcome to the Family Rights Group discussion forum for family and friends carers, and those who are interested in becoming carers. The situation you have described sounds terribly difficult and upsetting, both for the way you have found yourself at odds with your daughter, an...
by David Roth
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: help and advice - Nieces welfare
Replies: 2
Views: 5014

Re: help and advice - Nieces welfare

Hi complicated, and welcome to Family Rights Group's discussion forum for family and friends carers - and for those who are thinking about becoming carers. You say that your mum has a residence order for your niece. The law has recently changed, so that residence orders (RO) have been replaced by ch...
by David Roth
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Getting support
Topic: SGO/residency order
Replies: 1
Views: 7520

Re: SGO/residency order

Hi jules30862 You are certainly being asked to consider making a major change to the lives of you and your husband. Either a child arrangements order (which has replaced residence orders) or a special guardianship order would give you parental responsibility for your grandson, with the intention tha...