Category: Special Guardianship Orders
Ridley & Hall launches a new website to support Grandparents and to protect their rights
Our Mission Mature clients are at a time in life when they are supporting elderly parents, grown up children and […]
Bradford has questions to answer to Foster and Kinship carers!
Following the story published in the Bradford paper, Telegraph & Argus in January, Nigel Priestley shows the effect this is […]
Northamptonshire Grandmother Wins Fight for Proper Support
A 62-year old Northamptonshire grandmother is celebrating a victory after a hard fought fight with Northamptonshire County Council. The grandmother […]
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 […]
Nigel Priestley Advises Social Workers on Special Guardianship Orders
Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall was a key speaker at Community Care Live in London this week. […]
New Kinship Care Research Shows Potentially Disastrous Effects of Tax Credit and Welfare Reform
Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and trustee of the Family Rights Group, has welcomed the call to […]
Family Carers Win Battle for Unpaid Foster Allowance Fees
An aunt and uncle caring for their two nieces are celebrating the payment of almost £30,000 from Hillingdon Council. The […]
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 […]
Liverpool City Council Fails to Give Adequate Support to 340 Carers
Around 340 carers in the Merseyside area will have their allowances backdated after an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman […]
Special Guardianship Orders – Are They Right For You?
Special guardianship orders were introduced in December 2005. Its aim was to bridge the gap between a residence order and […]