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Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group promotes policies and practices that keep children safe within their family and strengthen the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.   

They campaign for families to have their voice heard, be treated fairly and get help early to prevent problems escalating.  

They are a national charity that advises parents, grandparents, relatives and friends about their rights and options when social workers or courts make decisions about their children’s welfare. \they work with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with wider family members and friends who are raising children (known as kinship carers).

Online advice service -

Visit their website for easy-to-follow, online advice. Features include an A-Z, FAQs, films, ‘top tips’ and legal advice sheets. You may also want to visit their advice forums, where parents and kinship carers (also known as family and friends carers) can get legal and practical advice on the child welfare system.

Freephone Telephone Advice Line - 0808 801 0366 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm) Family Rights Group runs a free, independent and confidential advice service. They advise families when they are involved with children’s services or need their help. They provide advice for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends including kinship carers in England. Their 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. Textphone: If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired – please dial 18001 and then 0808 801 0366.

Who to contact


We cannot provide advice by email - for advice please phone our Advice Line on 0808 801 0366. It is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

Where to go

101, Pentonville Road
N1 9LG
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 3pm excluding Bank Holidays


This service is free.

Last updated: 23 Mar 2023