Families' Voices

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.
Kinship carer Jody talks to Catherine McKinnell MP and former parliamentarian Anna Turley, about the cross-party Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care, which was set up in December 2018 to raise awareness about, and support for, children in kinship care.
Angela Frazer Wicks is a parent who is raising her daughter. Her two eldest sons were adopted. Angela recorded this poem reflecting about how it feels to be pregnant when you know the Local Authority will take your baby away.
This kinship carer describes the changing experiences and emotions during lockdown as the weeks and months passed. She lives with her partner and their three grandchildren.
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.
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