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Re: Need urgent advice

Post by DB182 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:59 pm

Merry Christmas everyone. X

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Post by Robin D » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:54 pm

And to you DB182. Quite a year for you, but hopefully a Christmas with your grandson you could only dream of earlier in the year.

Merry Christmas to everyone else of course.
Former F&F carer, foster carer, adopter and respite carer for umpteen children. Now retired and when with kids, making sure they 'go home' at the end of the day.

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Post by DB182 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:26 pm

Hi robin it sure was quite a year and it's a shame its dragged into the new year but we can't change that. Well Christmas was a very enjoyable time. Grandson is doing amazing. We have found him a nursery which he can start in march. Hes coming on leaps and bounds. Hope your well and keeping safe.

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Post by Robin D » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:14 am

It's really good to hear things have gone so well with your grandson.

All safe and well this end thank you. 👍
Former F&F carer, foster carer, adopter and respite carer for umpteen children. Now retired and when with kids, making sure they 'go home' at the end of the day.

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Post by DB182 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:29 pm

Little update.. so spoke to social worker today they have done the forms to go for a SGO for us..they have given us funding for some legal advice. Now I know a sgo is not for everyone but I think it might be for us.. it gives our grandson a home with us until he old enough and beyond...also he gets to live a normal life with no child service involvement. Is there anything else I need to consider.

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Post by Suzie, FRG Adviser » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:41 pm

DB182 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:29 pm
Little update.. so spoke to social worker today they have done the forms to go for a SGO for us..they have given us funding for some legal advice. Now I know a sgo is not for everyone but I think it might be for us.. it gives our grandson a home with us until he old enough and beyond...also he gets to live a normal life with no child service involvement. Is there anything else I need to consider.
Dear DB182

Thank you for the update.

Do have a look at our advice sheets on the subject one is called DIY Special Guardianship Orders - information for family and friends carers and the other Special Guardianship: what does it mean for birth parents?.

It may be a good idea for you to plan ahead, perhaps think about financial support, contact with others with parental responsibility etc. This advice sheet may help with the former and our sheet about parents above the latter.

Best wishes

Suzie

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Post by DB182 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:19 pm

Thank you suzie...can I ask another question. The local authority have said they will pay for our legal advice. I contacted a solicitor who I used at the very beginning of this. Shes agreed to give me the advice shes told me to pass her details on to the local authority which I have. I thought the solicitor would of given me the advice then billed them. So now I'm just hanging about. Lucky our court date as be adjourned until August

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Post by Suzie, FRG Adviser » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:39 am

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, hopefully this will now move forward. If not, let the social worker know so that they can query any delay.

I hope that the advice sheets recommended in my previous post have been helpful. You will see that our website has been updated and we have specialist pages for kinship carers and revised advice sheets about special guardianship, which includes a section about legal advice for prospective special guardian, for your information.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Suzie

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Post by DB182 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:02 am

Thank you suzie. Still not heard nothing I've reminded her a few times now. We have a fcmh on the 1st of july so I'll remind her again then before we start in August.

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Re: Need urgent advice

Post by DB182 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:34 pm

Hi everyone well this is my last update...today we was granted our SGO 🎉🎉🎉 its been a long hard and emotional journey but we'll worth it...I never thought I'd say this but I'm greatful to the local authority for all my training. I feel like I've learned alot about myself in all of this....I will certainly be hanging around the forum just incase anyone as any questions in the future....

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