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Family Rights Group



Family Rights Group's goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community. The Charity was established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services were involved with their children. We work with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.
Our work includes
•Offering a free and confidential telephone and digital advice service providing legal and practical advice to families.
•Supporting kinship carers, for example grandparents, who are raising a relative or friend's child, including helping them to set up local support groups.
•Advocating for parents whose children are subject to child protection inquiries or at risk of being removed into care.
•Campaigning for families to have a voice, be treated fairly and get help early to prevent problems escalating.
•Championing family group conferences and other family-led policies and practices that keep children safe within their family network.
•Influencing law and practice so that so that the right to family life is respected, families are treated fairly and children are protected.
•Developing and running projects, undertaking action research studies, offering training and consultancy, producing publications and organising conferences and events .
•Leading the Kinship Care Alliance, made up of organisations which work together to enable more children who cannot live with their parents to be raised by their family, and ensure that they can the support they need.
•Leading Your Family, Your Voice – An Alliance of families and practitioners working to transform the system.

Advice Email service has closed: We are sorry but due to reduced funding from April onwards we withdrew our advice email service from 31st March 2015. Please be assured that support will continue to be available via our free confidential helpline service (0808 801 0366. Mon- Fri, 9.30am-3pm excluding Bank Holidays) and that we are aiming to increase capacity of the line to meet increasing demand. Alternatively, you may be able to access the information you require from our website via the advice sheets, interactive decision tree or FAQs or via our separate discussion forums for parents and family and friends carers. Please note that we are not able to look into a child’s home situation. If you are worried about the safety of a child and want their situation to be investigated please contact the police, your local Children’s Services or the NSPCC. If you are a child wanting help please contact Childline, or call them on 0800 1111.

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Contact information

0808 801 0366; 020 7923 2628 (office)


Second Floor, The Print House, London, E8 3DL

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Opening times

  • 9.30am-3.00pm
  • 9.30am-3.00pm
  • 9.30am-3.00pm
  • 9.30am-3.00pm
  • 9.30am-3.00pm


    Quality awards

    Service Details Confirmed

    DBS policy

    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? No

    Inclusion statement

    All childcare and services should make reasonable adjustments to support disabled children and young people or those with additional needs. Below is a statement from this provider about their inclusive practice and levels of experience of supporting different needs

    This provider has not given an inclusion statement. Please contact them for details of what adjustments they can make to support access to their service


    • Advice And Support / Family Support Advice Lines And Websites
    • Family And Parenting Support / Child Contact
    • Family And Parenting Support / Grandparents

    Last updated

    Last updated: 19/10/2016

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    0808 801 0366; 020 7923 2628 (office)

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