The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights – An Enquiry

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and a specialist in adoption was invited to the launch of a report on “The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights [...]

Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference, Helen Moody Kinship Care Solicitor had her say…

Wednesday 27th September 2017 I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference on Wednesday 27th September. Middlesbrough Kinships Carers is a support group set [...]

Lessons from a week of wonderful results

It’s been quite a week in our Family Team. We have received these very kind messages from kinship carers in the last week. In each case we have been working with grandparent carers or [...]

Bradford aunt and uncle win battle with Council

A Bradford kinship carer couple win a £7000 battle with Bradford Council. When Bradford Metropolitan District Council approached Mr and Mrs B in 2014 to ask whether they would be willing to care [...]

Battling Grandmother Wins £30,000 Kinship Settlement with London Borough of Hackney

A London grandmother, aged 60, has forced the London Borough of Hackney to pay over £30,000 in an out of court settlement after they failed to pay her the right allowance for years. The [...]

Chesterfield Carer Settles Court Challenge with Derbyshire County Council

A Chesterfield family and friends carer has settled a court challenge against Derbyshire County Council at the door of the court! The settlement means that she will be paid almost £500 per week [...]

New year, new start, new life! A remarkable story of Kinship Carers commitment!

Jada Louise is a beautiful child. She’s nearly two. 2015 has so many opportunities for her as she starts her new life in a new country with her new family. Her story might have been very [...]

Battling Immingham Grandparents Win First Round in Fight for Financial Support

Immingham grandparents have been given permission to bring a legal challenge to North East Lincolnshire.  The fight is over the failure of social services to provide any financial support after [...]

69 Year Old Grandma Wins High Court Battle for Support

A Bradford pensioner has won a High Court battle against Bradford Council. She will now get financial support to care for her 11 year old granddaughter. Bradford fought the case all the way. HHJ [...]

Battling Aunt in Landmark Kinship Care Decision

For full story on BBC click here In a landmark decision London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been struck down due to discrimination against family & friend foster carers. Mrs X, who cannot be [...]

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