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My mum was given an SGO and the council ordered to pay for

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My mum was given an SGO and the council ordered to pay for her accommodation and travel. They paid for accommodation but refused to pay for travel to Kenya. The travel was for her and my son
My son don't want to travel to Kenya. The council have refused to provide respite or he stay with any one, they are saying he goes back to foster care and won't support anything more. We are looking for what to do or how to go back to court to have this resolved by the judge. Please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Why does she wish to go to Kenya?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Her family is there its just the three of us here all the family is there and she is married.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
So she wishes to return for Good?
Will they offer respite foster care if she goes for a visit?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

She cares for my son full time here she wants an opportunity for holidays say once a year she doesn't want to go for good the council have said that they cannot offer respite or allow her to leave him with any one including me the mother they want to take him back to foster care long term and he my son doesn't seem to want to travel with grandmother.


The council are only offering long term foster care and will not support my mum in any other way with her SGO. They want her to sign the documents.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How long does she wish to go for?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

She wants to go for four weeks.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Four weeks

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Other than yourself who else has she proposed as a carer?
How old is the child?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A friend he says he can't stay there because he doesn't know her and so does the council. He's 12 years old.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A friend the council say no because my son doesn't know her he's 12 years old.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Did the SGO report deal with the issue of trips to Kenya - if so what did it say?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It said that they should travel to Kenya together with grandmother and the council will pay.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Did it make any provision for respite care at all?
clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No we weren't expecting him to refuse to travel he must have been influenced in foster care.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No we weren't expecting him to refuse to travel.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Who would the child feel comfortable staying with?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Me but the council has refused

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Is there anyone else at all?
Clare

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