Category: Helen Moody
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 […]
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 […]
Rise in Special Guardianship Breakdowns in light of Covid-19
Over the last few months we have all faced difficulties because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic however, we have become […]
Our Helen’s top tips for Kinship Carers in Lockdown
With the country currently on lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the advice being that over 70’s are in […]
Child destined for adoption has successfully transitioned into Grandmother’s care just in time for Christmas
After having a negative assessment to care for her granddaughter, a grandmother has successfully challenged the outcome resulting in the […]
Kinship foster carers – are you receiving all that you are entitled to?
Are you a Kinship Foster Carer for a relative child? Are you caring for them under a Care Order after […]
Lack of Local Authority support for London Grandmother results in back payment of £110,000 for caring for her grandchildren
Over the time that I have been working as a kinship care specialist, I estimate that I have recovered around […]