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Family Rights Group

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Family Rights Group is for families and carers for children who are involved with the child welfare and family justice system.

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

Family Rights Group 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. It works 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 for easy-to-follow, online advice. Its features include an A-Z, FAQs, films, ‘top tips,’ and legal advice sheets. Its advice forums offer 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. It advises families when they are involved with children’s services or need help. It provides 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, social work concerns, child welfare processes, and their rights and options.

Textphone: If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired – please dial 18001 and then 0808 801 0366.

Family Rights Group is a member of Language Line, and can therefore provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers.

Family Rights Group is a registered charity (no. 1015665).

National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 100 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone

Service hours



101 Pentonville Road
N1 9LG
United Kingdom


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Last updated 03 May 2024