Love Beyond Bounds: The Best Things About Being a Kinship Carer
As Kinship Care Week 2023 comes to a close, The Grandparents Legal Centre joins in celebrating the unsung heroes – […]
Court Favours Aunt for Baby Girl Over Adoption Despite Council Opposition
In a recent case, our Kinship Care solicitor, Helen Moody, achieved a significant victory. She successfully advocated for family placement […]
Are approved kinship foster carers entitled to the same allowances as a mainstream foster carers?
Did you know that as an approved kinship foster carer with a Local Authority, you are entitled to the same […]
Grandmother granted 6 figure backdated sum in respect of fostering payments
When a Local Authority place a child in the care of a family member, they are responsible for that child […]
What will the court consider when determining the arrangements for the child in care proceedings?
The Welfare Checklist under Section 1(3) of the Children Act 1989 is a list of considerations which is used by […]
Happy Valley – where would we be without grandparents?
Ryan eventually told his grandma how he felt: “Granny” “What?” “I love you.” “What’s brought that on?” “Nothing” “Right.” Two […]
Can you claim a refund of care home fees?
If you live in England and have been paying for your own care, you can explore the possibility of reclaiming […]
Prospective adoptive couple granted significant settlement after Bradford Council “broke” their family
The BBC recently reported that Bradford City Council have agreed on a financial settlement for Slough couple Sonny and Sarita […]
Mind the Gap; financial exploitation of our vulnerable elderly in the time of Covid
As a solicitor specialising in financial abuse, the most difficult cases for me are those where I’m told about abuse […]
Can you get NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding for Dementia?
NHS Continuing Healthcare is the name given to funding which is provided by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and […]