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by David Roth
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: failed assessment
Replies: 15
Views: 24775

Re: failed assessment

Mamma, you wouldn't be given a complete set of the minutes of the meeting, which would include the discussion and decisions about other applicants and foster carers. They don't even have to give you a copy of the minutes of the discussion that was just about you. However, if a fostering panel has de...
by David Roth
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: failed assessment
Replies: 15
Views: 24775

Re: failed assessment

The Fostering Course is usually presented periodically throughout the year, when the fostering team has enough fostering applicants to run it. There will be quite a few other potential carers on the course, maybe a dozen or so, but sometimes up to twenty. The course usually runs for about 6-8 sessio...
by David Roth
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: SGO financial assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 3762

Re: SGO financial assessment

distracted gran - the financial assessment formula seemed to be taken down from the government's website earlier this year. This seemed to imply that they might be re-thinking the formula, but they have not put out anything to say that the formula no longer applies, or to put a new formula in place....
by David Roth
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Getting your voice heard
Topic: Survey of children you are raising
Replies: 1
Views: 6565

Survey of children you are raising

Family Rights Group is applying for funding to do some work with children and young people being raised in family and friends care. We want to show in our application that we have consulted some children and young people who are being raised by family and friends carers. It would really help us if y...
by David Roth
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?
Replies: 3
Views: 6792

Re: Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?

distracted gran - the service is open to anyone who can reach Hackney. We said it was for people who live in London, as we know most people who live outside London wouldn't be able to make the journey to Hackney just for this advice. But anyone who's willing to travel to Hackney can make an appointm...
by David Roth
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Natter and chatter
Topic: Is it in best interests...
Replies: 135
Views: 112338

Re: Is it in best interests...

I would just like to point out that the purpose of this forum is for family and friends carers to give each other advice and support.

We would ask everyone to observe the Rules of Use, in particular Rules 3 and 9: http://frg.org.uk/FandFCForum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3979
by David Roth
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: failed assessment
Replies: 15
Views: 24775

Re: failed assessment

Mamma - I hope that you've been able to get through to our advice line today - keep trying if the lines are busy, as we only have a few staff on the lines, but there are gaps between calls. How to challenge this decision will depend on what you are being assessed for, and who has made the decision t...
by David Roth
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: FRG hot topics
Topic: Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?
Replies: 3
Views: 6792

Need free legal advice? Able to travel to Hackney?

Family Rights Group (in partnership with Hackney Community Law Centre), has set up a much needed advice service for relatives and friends, taking on the care of someone else’ child. Who is the project for? We will help relatives and friends who want to apply for a legal order to secure an arrangemen...
by David Roth
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Medical check for SGO's
Replies: 4
Views: 9528

Re: Medical check for SGO's

The Special Guardianship regulations 2005 state that the SG report to court has to include: "a health history of the prospective special guardian including details of any serious physical or mental illness, any hereditary disease or disorder or disability". The normal procedure for providing this is...
by David Roth
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Legal orders
Topic: Which court to apply to for a name change?
Replies: 2
Views: 4218

Re: Which court to apply to for a name change?

Skippy, the Ministry of Justice website has a section on changing names by deed poll: https://www.gov.uk/change-name-deed-poll

There is a further link on that page, which you have to follow for information about changing a child's name.