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by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas contact
Replies: 4
Views: 7583

Christmas contact

Hi All, We are getting calls to our advice line about the difficulties of managing contact over Christmas when Children's Services (new name for social services) are involved. We'd be really interested in hearing from you about how you are dealing with the tensions that arise or what arrangements ha...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mother of child on drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 7610

Re: Mother of child on drugs

Hi Coco, Thanks for posting on our board. First of all, as TKH says, you making a referral will not automatically lead to the children being removed. If Children’s Services has sufficient concern about the referral you make they will investigate and decide what action needs to be taken from there. T...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Do you have a child in care?
Topic: How do you get support when you are alone
Replies: 1
Views: 4829

Re: How do you get support when you are alone

Hi Lost Sheep, I’m sorry that you are so distressed about your current situation. Just to let you know, because your daughter is under an Interim Care Order (ICO), I have moved your post to the “Do you have a child in care?” topic, as hopefully, more people in a similar situation will see it there a...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 28th - 30th December
Replies: 0
Views: 4182

28th - 30th December

Hi All,

Just to let you know that advisors will be available and giving advice on the boards on these dates.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28th - 30th December
Replies: 0
Views: 3851

28th - 30th December

Hi All,

Just to let you know that advisors will be available and giving advice on the boards on these dates.

Best wishes

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
Topic: Close-out procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 7046

Re: Close-out procedures

Hi,

I have taken out the name of children services from your post. I was worried that it might identify you as the forum is open for everyone to read.
Kind regards,

Suzie
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
Topic: Close-out procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 7046

Re: Close-out procedures

Thank you for posting on our discussion board. I agree that it does sound unreasonable to close a case only “on condition” of you signing an agreement that you have not yet seen. Also a case is either open or closed. Written agreements However, often, children services may want parents to sign agree...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Is your child being adopted?
Topic: will it happen again?
Replies: 15
Views: 45775

Re: will it happen again?

That's no problem at all Ange. You're right, the law can be confusing and after all, that is what we are here for - to help everyone understand it better!

Thanks again for offering your support to other users.
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Is your child being adopted?
Topic: will it happen again?
Replies: 15
Views: 45775

Re: will it happen again?

Hi, First of all to Sandy, I’m glad that you are feeling more positive about things now and that you have support from your partner, his family and the SW. It’s great that you are trying to maintain a positive relationship with her. To Ange, thanks for all the support you’ve given to Sandy. It’s gre...
by Suzie, FRG Adviser
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
Topic: How to help
Replies: 9
Views: 11370

Re: How to help

It sounds like you are getting different advice from different workers which is very confusing! I would get either worker or better -their manager to confirm the position with you. (You could also ask for it in writing) You are entitled to know whether this referral has taken place. (only in certain...