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If your family is involved with children's services, or you need help from these services, our interactive web-pages will give you the information you need

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Policy and Campaigns

Read about the Care Crisis Review, our kinship care campaigns, our policy work and download our press releases

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Family Group Conferences

A family group conference is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk

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Supporters Network

By joining the Family Rights Group Supporters’ Network, you agree to make a donation, no matter how big or small, which will make a crucial contribution to our work.

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Telephone Advice Line

If you are a parent, family member or friend of a child, in England or Wales, who has social workers involved in your child’s life, or if you need extra support from Children’s Services, and would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential helpline.

0808 801 0366 

(Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm)


Discussion Boards

For advice from our advisers, or to get online support from other people in a similar position to you, visit the parents or family and friends carers forums.  To explore new research and to discuss ideas with practitioners and families, visit the FGC Network  or the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance Boards. If you are a domestic violence worker or social worker in London, visit our new research and practice  board.




We have answered the most commonly asked questions put to FRG advisers. Please follow the links to see a list of questions and answers, grouped together by subject.

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Advice Sheets

For more detailed information, please see our range of advice sheets on family support, child protection, looked after children, family and friends care, adoption or challenging decisions.

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Family Rights Group has produced films for families to help ‘demystify’ the child welfare system.

Go to the relevant films to view fictionalised cases which show what happens when a child protection conference is held and similarly when a family group conference takes place.

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Latest News

The highs and lows of kinship care: analysis of a comprehensive survey of kinship carers 2019 (FRG)

Based on information from 845 kinship carers raising at least 1252 kinship children, this report illustrates how many kinship carers experience an environment in which they feel done to, cajoled and put upon, despite trying to do their best for the children.

Read the report here

Top tips for working with families affected by domestic abuse

We have published online a new leaflet for social workers on Top Tips for working with families affected by domestic abuse. There are also lots of advice resources on our website for mothers, fathers & practitioners working in the DV field.

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Watch our new Lifelong Links short film on foster carers' perspectives

Family Rights Group is working collaboratively with local authorities, family group conference services, voluntary sector organisations and other key stakeholders including children and young people in care, family members and foster carers to develop and implement Lifelong Links. Our aim is to build positive lifelong support networks for children in the care system.

Watch our new short film highlighting the experiences of foster carers who have supported children receiving Lifelong Links here

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