Families' Voices

Advisers at Family Rights Group continue to offer a consistent, responsive, specialist advice and information service to parents, family, friends and professionals throughout England and Wales, amidst the stresses, disruptions and restrictions we face during the current Covid 19 crisis. ​
Marilyn, who raises her granddaughter, describes why she has decided to send her granddaughter back to school, and why every parents and carer must be allowed to make the right decision for their child. ​
Catherine is a partner, mother, nurse and special guardian to five year old "E" . She is also a member of FRG's kinship carers' panel and lives in Leicestershire. Her blog describes how the crisis has been tough and the special guardianship support worker who became her hero.​
​Our new podcast series returns with a special edition during the crisis. In this episode Jac, a kinship carer, speaks with Alan Johnson, former Labour MP and Family Rights Group's patron. Alan aged 13 years old was raised by his sister when his mother died. Jac discusses her experience under lockdown.
Our new vlog features a message from Angela to adopters and social workers about being a birth mum and urging them to reach out to birth parents during the crisis, to let them know their children are safe.
​ At a time when relationships and connection seem more important than ever, Angela has recorded her 'One Card' poem, highlighting how one small act can be a big difference to someone feeling isolated.
Fifty-something Jac Moody and her housing officer husband Big D, are Special Guardians to Littl'un, aged 7, who has been with them for almost five years and has complex additional needs. They live in Northumberland.
Fifty-something Jac Moody and her housing officer husband Big D, are Special Guardians to Littl'un, aged 7, who has been with them for almost five years and has complex additional needs. They live in Northumberland.
One of Family Rights Group's advisers describes answering calls to the charity's advice services. She is sometimes deeply affected by the stories she hears. But while she is on that call, it is the caller's feelings that are the priority.​
​Have you ever read an article by a parent accusing social workers of removing their children for no good reason? This is not one of them. Cynthia describes how the drinking took over…and what she did next.
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