The Dense Fog of Human Rights Costs!

The recent decisions in Re: H (A minor) v Northamptonshire CC 2017 www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/282.html and Re CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) 2017 [...]

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner is standing up for Foster and Kinship carers

Nigel Priestley is standing up against Bradford Council after they decided to make cuts to fostering allowances.  “Some of the most vulnerable children in society have been sold short. [...]

Santa came early for struggling Kinship Carer

A London aunt is celebrating Christmas early! After a legal fight with her local authority for financial support, she’s been paid over £90,000 in back pay and a yearly increased fostering [...]

Double Celebration for Kinship Carer after battle with Middlesbrough Borough Council

A battling grandmother caring for two grandchildren has won her fight to get Middlesbrough Council to pay allowances. A grandmother has been caring for her grandson aged 4 since 2012. His mother [...]

Fairy Tale Ending for West Yorkshire Grandma!

A West Yorkshire grandmother is celebrating receiving a back payment of over £110,000 this week from a local authority. The grandmother who cannot be named for legal reasons began caring for her [...]

Adoptive Parents and the Misuse of Section 20

What do adoptive parents do when they realise they simply can’t continue caring for their damaged adopted child? They turn to the local authority for help. Too often the local authority places [...]

Yorkshire Couple Celebrate Record Payment for Care of their Grandchildren

A Yorkshire couple are celebrating the payment of over £80,000 from a Yorkshire local authority. The payment represents 12 years of back payment due to them after the local authority failed to [...]

Family Drug and Alcohol Court is Coming to West Yorkshire

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) was launched in January 2008 in the Inner London Family Proceedings Court to deal with families within Camden, Islington, Westminster, Hammersmith and [...]

Ridley & Hall Review of the Care Leavers Charter

Many grandparent carers and family and friends carers will be caring for “looked after” children who are approaching 16 – or who may have already reached it. This briefing sets out the key [...]

Tick Tock – The Time is Now for Family Members

“There is no time like the present” is an old saying but it could not be more appropriate for family and friends carers and the support groups that work with them. Frequently when [...]

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