Siblings hugging

Welcome to Family Rights Group

We are the charity in England and Wales that advises families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns.

We promote policies and practices, including family group conferences, that help children to be raised safely and securely within their families, and campaign for effective support to assist family and friends carers, including grandparents who are raising children that cannot live at home.

News and Campaigns

Family Rights Group’s response to the Government consultation on fostering for adoption and on sibling placements entitled ‘Adoption: Getting It Right, Making It Work’, 11 April 2014

Our submission, which is endorsed by a number of organisations and individuals, sets out our concerns that the proposed Regulations and associated guidance could result in children who are accommodated in local authority care with the voluntary... agreement of their parents, being placed with potential adopters without any court decision & without the parents being first notified or having legal advice and despite there being potentially suitable family members. We also fear proposals that seem to introduce an underlying presumption against siblings being placed together. We set out safeguards to ensure fair process and ensure the child’s welfare needs, including their identify and right to family life are central.

Alan Johnson in conversation at All Saints Church Thursday 5th June 7pm

Dulwich Books in partnership with Family Rights Group is delighted to host Alan Johnson MP in the Crypt of All Saints Church on Thursday 5th June. Alan will talk about his life, read a short extract from his autobiography and then we will open up the floor for lots of questions. Tickets are bookable online, via telephone 020 8670 1920, email: or pop into the bookshop.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Family Rights Group of which Alan is a patron.

Advice Service

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We can advise you if you are a parent, friend or relative and social workers are involved in your child’s life, or you need extra support from Children’s Services. We also have a parental advocacy project.

Contact us:

Call our advice line on: 0808 801 0366

Visit our: discussion boards.

Visit our: Need help and advice section.