'lack of LAC' - Same kids. Same needs. Same support for all special guardianship children

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Jenny Turner
2 weeks ago
No child should lose any more than they have to. These children need more help not less.

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diane prince
Sep 4, 2020
They are the same children. Their needs are the same!!

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Grace Prees
May 12, 2020
My mum is a special guardian for her two grandchildren. Despite taking on these two children in order to give them a chance at a normal life, she is left currently at risk of eviction as she is unable to work and does not receive payment to reflect this. However, if she had taken two unknown children in to foster care, she would be given money to provide for them and earn a living through this- financial stress would not be a factor. My mum took her grandchildren on out of love and care, but also felt pushed to this decision. Pushed because it would be cheaper for the government for her to become an SGO than it would for the children to go in to care and be fostered? I don’t know... I don’t see how this situation can be allowed to happen.

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teresa spilsbury
Mar 21, 2020
Treat all looked after children as looked after children. Living with someone who is not a birth parent, however wooonderful their carers are brings quesions and issues thatt nneed specialist support.

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lynda watts
Mar 10, 2020
This system is unfair to everyone especially the children

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Angela Grey
Mar 9, 2020
My husband and I are getting an SGO for our 2 grandchildren and we don't want to be forgotten about or do want our grandchildren to be forgotten about after our SGO has been granted

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Simone Nelson
Mar 8, 2020
This is long overdue recognition of the life changing 'work' that Kinship Carers do often without any additional funding.

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Susan Holman
Mar 7, 2020
I am a special Guardian.

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Sarah Smith
Mar 7, 2020
Because I am a special guardian and believe all guardians deserve the same support!

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Wendy Martin
Mar 7, 2020
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