Caring aunt wins triple victory and celebrates the battling skills of her solicitors

An Aunt who had been massively let down by her Local Authority is celebrating a triple victory. After taking on the care of her nephew, at the local authority’s request she got no financial [...]

When adopters know best!

Sometimes a potential solution to a child’s problems can seem blindingly obvious to a parent. Adele’s is one such story. She had been placed with Henry and Jane when she was almost 4 and she had [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Challenge of Violent Adopted Children and Adoption Breakdown and Care Courts

The challenges facing adoptive parents have been highlighted by a Report on the Today Programme on Radio 4 on Friday 20th March and by the comments of a judge in Brighton on an adoption breakdown [...]

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 Northamptonshire grandmother secures pay out for unpaid allowances

A Northamptonshire grandmother has won her long standing 3 year battle against Northamptonshire County Council to get money to help her care for her grandson. Northamptonshire have now paid her [...]

Christmas Came Early for Grandparent

A London grandmother is delighted to find out that the local authority will pay her just under £23,000 for backdated special guardianship allowance. The grandmother (TT) cannot be named for legal [...]