Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
Were the children placed with you by Social Services in the first place?
Were there actually Care Proceedings?
Have Cornwall completed a recent financial re-assessment?
And did they assess you as no longer NEEDING financial support?
Could you give me the wording that they used regarding why they believe they are entitled to do this
You are going to need to write back and point out that in fact the children were placed with you - rather than in foster care - on the basis that you would be supported in their care and that the payment therefore remains their responsibility - as it would have been if they had been placed with you under Foster care arrangements - a much more expensive outcome for them.
To simply remove this support now is not acceptable.
You shoudl be able to get some support in this ( I fear you are not the only ones in this position) from the Family Rights Group - www.frg.org.uk
Push it as high as you need to go
Please ask if you need further details