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Family Rights Group runs a free, independent and confidential advice service. We advise families when they are involved with children’s services or need their help. We provide advice for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends including kinship carers in England. Our expert advisers are all experienced lawyers, social workers or family rights advocates. They help families to understand the law and child welfare processes and their rights and options. And to better understand social work concerns.

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If you would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential advice line 0808 801 0366. Our telephone advice line is opened Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3pm (excluding Bank Holidays). For Textphone dial 18001 followed by the advice line number.

Discuss on our forums

You can also sign up and post your questions on our Parents’ Advice Forum or Kinship Carers’ Advice Forum.

Advice on our website

Our get help and advice section of our website. It describes the processes that you and your family are likely to go through, so that you know what to expect. Clearly explains the law so that you know what your rights are, and provides you with practical advice and support.

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Lifelong Links

Lifelong Links aims to ensure that a child in care has a positive support network around them to help them during their time in care and in adulthood.

Family Rights Group supports local authorities to implement Lifelong Links with children in care. Training Lifelong Links coordinators, publishing tools and resources and providing consultancy support.

An independent Lifelong Links coordinator works with a child in care to find out who is important to them, who they would like to be back in touch with and who they would like to know. The coordinator searches for these people, using a variety of tools and techniques. They then bring the network together at the Lifelong Links family group conference to make a plan with and for the child, which the local authority supports to ensure these relationships continue to grow.

Watch this short animation which shows what Lifelong Links meant to Sadie.

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