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  2. I got a phone call from brenden flemings but affortenetly they can not represent me as I am too far down the case as we have already had 4/5 court hearings my children are under ICO I would like someone to fight my corner and not agree to everything the local authority have to say because thats what my last solicitors have been doing I am not happy with the help they are giving out because it dont seem like im any closer at getting my children home, I would like a solicitor that will fight my battle and 1 that has never represented the local authority please helpppp.....
  3. Hi there, hope you can help me I was arrested in December 2016 following allegations of child abuse from 2 of my children. I was interviewed by Police and bailed to return in March but told that my bail conditions stipulated that I could not have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18. My other children and Wife protested my innocence but the Social Worker ignored them and presented a report at a Child Protection Conference indicting the whole family as being parties to a long-term cover up of my alleged abuse. This was despite the Worker having spoken to no-one and being unable to produce any evidence at the Conference. We have worked, grudgingly, with Children's Services but the new Social Worker has informed us that I can have no contact with my youngest daughter at all; I'm not even allowed to give her birthday presents unless it has been examined by the Social Worker for hidden or inappropriate content. She has also told us that no other members of the family or friends of the family can visit unless a police check has been carried out on them. Is the Social Worker overstepping the mark here and is there anything I and the family can do to act against this?
  4. I have had my 2 children taken of me by social services, there is an interem care order in place, my children have been in foster care for a month amd 3 weeks now, they have moved placements twice, because I was not happy at the conditions they where coming in, at the 1st and second hearing we agreed to section 20 so they can carry on investigating further but since the 4th contact session with my children my children have been coming in such horrible conditions that we stop consenting how could we, my youngest is 10 months now and has been coming with bruises on her back and fore head and no1 is doing anything about it its like the local authority turn a blind eye on it, my oldest daughter is 2 and an half and poor thing you can tell just by looking at her she misses home but I feel like me and the father cant do nuthing about it we feel powerless thats why I would love your help with our case. I feel like the solicitor i have representing me are not doing their job properly they never listen to what I have to say and want them to say in court I want someone that knows what they are doing and have done these kind of case for years, everytime in court theirs always a new barrister to represent me they never stick to the same one, im not happy how they are dealing with this case these are my childrens lives and I want you to take this case on...
  5. My partner is being fobbed off by social services and the contact centre when needing to see his children, they only gave him 1 weeks notice to get off of work to see his son and he's waited over 6 months to see his girls, contact centre put him and his son in a storage cupboard for contact!!!! instead of outside in their gardens during a nice day, they are rude and unresponsive and have moved his child to 5 different schools in the the space of two years !! He never has the right information, he spoke to the manager and got ignored and I suggested to take them to court this is unfair to his children and to him as a parent, help please !!!
  6. Hi Brendon I got back with my ex last year hes a lovely guy with a not so lovely passed in his teenage years he was a notorious car thief... everyone has passed and has the right to change right? he basically suffers from paranoia psycitsopheria and this was the fuel of his criminal lifestyle with drugs. In the course of this lifestyle he was said to threathen his grandmother witha sword when this went to court the judge slammed police because his gran wrote a letter that she was infact badgered into this by them and these events didnt take place...this was over 10 years ago on another occasion he was done for inndecent expossure for apprently doing a pee 150 yards away from a school at night this also never made it too court as there was no evidence to suggest it was even him... this was over 3 years ago. Like i said this was over the course of a drug addiction with his ex partner they split up years ago and he got himself clean got a diagnoses of his mental health illnesses and has amazing reports from CPNs and also one from 3 forenzic psyciatrists to state if he stayed off drugs namely opiates and benzos he was a low risk. Last year his ex contacted him whilst he was sober and she drunk to come and collect his stuff on doing so she punched him in the mouth and he slapped her he knows this was wrong and the judge accepted he was provoked and he was given the minimum probation sentence of 6 months. Also he has his own place i have mines Now socail services deem my partner to be a risk to me and my child. when i know this is not the case hes clean hes stable hes working with all services and trying to live a quiet life. There was a CPP and they are stating he done the above when no court has found him guilty. Ive been told ill lose my child if i dont end our relationship as the chairwoman who presummed he is guilty didnt even hear anything of what he had to say this is really really scarey stuff i dont know where to turn i dont know what to do.
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  8. I had a phone call this morning saying that my 8 year old little girl has said she no longer wants contact with me anymore so she is stopping my contact now if I'm right in thinking because she is 8 she's not able to make her own disisions and two there is a court order saying I have contact 8 times a year with my children were do I legally stand my case is no longer in court just a care order
  9. you will probably find that social services will do everything they can to make you out to be mentally unstable. Doctors will not deal with you as they used to and your physical health will not matter to them, they just look at you as if you have a mental health problem and it is all so the local authority can keep on making a case against you so that they can keep your children and the money that they are making from this unlawful act, This has happened to me and it is not right, my children wanted to come home but money talks and they are being ignored and no doubt being emotionally and psychologically harmed by them so that they can change their minds about me. I hope that you succeed in your case.
  10. We attended a hearing today on what we thought was to appeal a viability assessment failure to become foster carers. I have since failed on my part as a have a conviction 16 years ago for harrassesment with putting putting a family in fear of their lives. Long story short I was found guilty but I didn't do it and there was no evidence to prove otherwise. I wasn't fit enough to take the stand and they decided to make an example of me and found me guilty on circumstantial evidence only. Social services tried to get the judge to dismiss our application today but the judge wouldn't listen. We've now been told that our application is being treated as a private care order as we are not eligible to foster. What chances do I have with a private order with a conviction and how do we go representing ourselves as we can't afford legal help. The reason this has all come about is that my niece was murdered last July by her ex partner and her 3 year old son is the one in emergency foster care. They want to place him with his side of the family too, they reckon we can't give him what he needs and that we live too far away from where he is now. We feel he would benefit from a fresh start with us so he stays in the family and still has contact with both sides of the family but that he's away from being so close to where his poor mum was horrendously taken away from him. I'm at my wits end as nobody will give us any help or advice
  11. We attended a hearing today on what we thought was to appeal a viability assessment failure to become foster carers. I have since failed on my part as a have a conviction 16 years ago for harrassesment with putting putting a family in fear of their lives. Long story short I was found guilty but I didn't do it and there was no evidence to prove otherwise. I wasn't fit enough to take the stand and they decided to make an example of me and found me guilty on circumstantial evidence only. Social services tried to get the judge to dismiss our application today but the judge wouldn't listen. We've now been told that our application is being treated as a private care order as we are not eligible to foster. What chances do I have with a private order with a conviction and how do we go representing ourselves as we can't afford legal help. The reason this has all come about is that my niece was murdered last July by her ex partner and her 3 year old son is the one in emergency foster care. They want to place him with his side of the family too, they reckon we can't give him what he needs and that we live too far away from where he is now. We feel he would benefit from a fresh start with us so he stays in the family and still has contact with both sides of the family but that he's away from being so close to where his poor mum was horrendously taken away from him. I'm at my wits end as nobody will give us any help or advice
  12. I have been going through the courts for 6 years and when i left father of daughter she was 4 years old, he told me he would gain custody and i wouldn't see her again, he did just that (he was emotionally abusive and controlling in our relationship) He had social services involved and when they realised they had made a mistake in helping him gain custody they have been covering up since we have had 12 hearings, 11 different social workers, they are definitely covering because last year we had a conference meeting and a dc police officer said that it is domestic abuse and the father is a perpetrator and it is typical behaviour it's about power and control. however the social services altered the minutes of this meeting to say that i was the perpetrator and they removed what DC Police officer had really said. I had asked for the minutes and they delayed giving them to me. They frequently do not provide me with paperwork. They keep blaming that it is both of us conflicting relationship and our daughters caught in the middle They dismiss everything i say and we saw a psychologist who recognised that father has been using parental alienation against me and the rest of family however she said that because i had an incident where my friend kicked my door and made threats that he had an excuse to why he does this alienation plus i have PTS disorder and i need therapy for my childhood abuse and me and daughter need Video interaction therapy Yet at the final hearing daughter was removed from his care because had gone into hospital and she was left with his friends and in a bad state of care. she was placed with foster carers. He shot himself in the foot by producing his own health records that the social have been hiding for all these years. (she's 10 now) His records stated that he is very ill, on morphine and a pile of other medicines he's got a depression mental disorder and he attempted suicide after the last court hearing. Alcohol dependant (The social said they lost his records but i know they had this when they gave him custody so that's their covering up) My barrister said if i do the therapy we can come back to court in 6 to 12 months time and ask the judge to discharge the care order and i can see the IRO Officer at the review in march but it states on order that social are to arrange the Video therapy but they are deliberately delaying this. they say my daughter needs her separate therapy first and i need to be patient. Meanwhile i have seen a mental health team who say they can't give me my separate therapy because i don't have PTS Disorder or any other mental conditions. At the final hearing the psychologist said that i don't have PTS But only show some symptoms so she has gone back on what she stated in her report plus the social had wanted me to have only 4 contacts with my daughter per year and the psychologist said this would emotionally harm daughter because her parents have been her only attachment I am worried sick as what to do, i am worried that they will continue to cover up blame me and railroad me and delay any progress and then say she can't be with me because it been too long and she has attachment to carers. Please advise what i can do now? Take it back to court and appeal? (final was early dec 2016) Take social to higher court of justice (if i prove they incorrect and covering) maybe i can have her returned Go to the media? Discuss with IRO? (i also 2 years ago i tried going through complaints procedure but only as far as stage 2 because they made it too difficult to get anywhere) Any advice is welcome i can't keep going through this hell and i would have to be a really bad mother for her not to return to me and i am not i love her more than anything i have completed all the parenting, freedom program, meetings and try to do everything they say.
  13. Hi, I hope I would get some good advice on this issue. My husband is under investigations of downloading and possesing indecent images, which was a shock for me. I had an initial visit from social services and did not put any restrictions or assesments. I spend few days under lot of depression, and eventually it was getting worse, so i decided to speak to my mother who lives in paksitan. When I told the story to my mother she was broken as well, and asked me leave UK and come back to pakistan. So I travelled to pakistan with my two kids 7 and 3. When I went back to pakistan my husbands mother came to know the whole story and she got severely ill. Therefore my husband had to travel back to pakistan as well to see her mother. Now i have decieded to live with my mother and never go back to UK. My question is what will be implications of this, can social services chase me to pakistan, can they take away my kids back to UK using local police. Please help a poor mother with some advice as my life is divastated. Regards
  14. Hi im looking for some information regarding myself relocating my child and I back to my home country in Poland, but currently he is on a care in order in the uk... am I able to do this??? or how do i go about doing this thanks in advance
  15. Hi I contacted your service several times - my children were under full care Orders -and the step M - supported by SW and the GAL - made an application for a Parental Responsibility Order. I was unrepresented - and argued there was no mechanism in statute law for such an order to be made. The circuit judge - sought legal advice from the Royal Courts of Justice - and they agreed with me - this was 2008. In 2012 - in my absence (I was abroad ) - step M was granted Parental Responsibility. The children are still under full care orders. I have had no UK based legal advice (although I am a Brit - abroad). Anyway - it turns out - that the Parental Responsibility Order is wrong - it should never have been applied for again - or granted - especially because the RCJ - the Lord Justices - gave specific advice - on this case regarding this. And there is no mechanism in statute law for such an order to have been made. I thought it is important to put this out there - in case it has happened to other parents - and of course - now I need help getting this order set aside. any suggestions?
  16. Hi! I cant give too much information on a forum like this but i have 3 children, child A child B child C Child A is severely disabled, his disabilities include but not limited too, severe mental impairment, incontinence, (both urinary and fecal) he attends a local school and has good support. Child b is home educated, child c is also home educated, In febuary SS recieved a string of anonymous refferals relating to the care of my children, each were proven unfounded, at the same time as Child A's respite came to an end, because the centre closed, no foster family was deemed suitable, we were therefore left with NO support, several assesments were then done on child A, and he was deemed to need exceptional support in all areas, i cannot disclose his age as i dont want to make him or me identifyable but we will say he is between 9 and 13 . NO SUPPORT WAS PROVIDED of any kind, child A's disability is extreme and he exhibits extreme behavour,and breaks furniture, (which is promptly replaced) I have always acted in the best interests of ALL my children ALL the time, They failed in their duty under the childrens act to provide a social work service ( well they did but she visited every few months, had a moan and left again) i say she had a moan, she brought up the home conditions but despite intense questioning never told us what the actual problem was, all the while not providing any in home or our of home assistance, i have checked the local authorities "local offer" where they list their dutes under the act, and they have provided no such offer to child A, at the same time as this, they completed the RAS questionaire for personal budget but came to no desision, despite child A scoring the highest for the most extreme need, this was in april, all the while tensions between us and the social worker were rising, I then saw fit to make a complaint on my sons behalf about their faliure to provide him the service under the childrens act, within 2 weeks, they get one complaint from the school about my sons hygeine which relates to 2 specific days ONLY every other day his hygiene has not beena problem, (apart from the usual difficulties with a fully incontinent child lets say he is nearly a teenager. so because of one complaint from the school they have come to the home and terrified me into thinking they are about to take all 3 children! I am willing and possibly able to pay for legal advise! but i really dont know what to do here, i am fully willing to co operate wth them, buti have sent several friends pictures of my home and they all say "wow thats lovely" or "i dont see the problem" ect ect, i dont know how to prove my care of my son is fine and i AM NOT neglecting him, It feels like im being set up here, and also surely if they have failed in their duty to help a child in need as he is by definition, she has been discussing having a TAC since june and this has NOT happened, instead they wait till a few days before xmas and then make me feel like i may lose my children soon, please let me know what i should do from now?
  17. I was think that, think they've given up!
  18. I think children might be able to sue SS but you would need to Google.
  19. How is someone having their own mental health and not having been a threat to anyone else, a risk to a child!
  20. https://suesspiciousminds.com/tag/section-47-investigation/ (relevant judgment here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2013/416.html) "1) That unless there is urgency, or an assessment based on evidence that a home visit would endanger the child, it is unlawful to commence a section 47 investigation without visiting the child and speaking with the parents (that process would instead be an initial assessment) 2) Seeking background checks without parental consent would be unlawful UNLESS a legitimate s47 investigation had been formally convened and was taking place (and frankly, even then, one ought to try to get parental consent) 3) A breach of (1) or (2) above, can result in financial compensation." Our LA is acting illegally as above. How can we deal with this?
  21. Hi zan, fellow SEN parent here and sorry nobody replied to your post, that's a shame and adds to your worry. What I can tell you is that professionals can and do make malicious referrals - see this article, it's widespread across the UK: http://www.hcbgroup.com/site/blog/education_blog/parents-face-new-obstacle-for-sen-support You have been treated appallingly. Have you sought advocacy? They have to ask consent for accessing yours or your children's files under Data Protection Act 1998. You can request copies of the referral, any meeting minutes and any reports so that you can respond in writing. If they are conducting a Section 47 and did so without contacting the family they are acting illegally: https://suesspiciousminds.com/tag/section-47-investigation/ (relevant judgment here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2013/416.html) "1) That unless there is urgency, or an assessment based on evidence that a home visit would endanger the child, it is unlawful to commence a section 47 investigation without visiting the child and speaking with the parents (that process would instead be an initial assessment) 2) Seeking background checks without parental consent would be unlawful UNLESS a legitimate s47 investigation had been formally convened and was taking place (and frankly, even then, one ought to try to get parental consent) 3) A breach of (1) or (2) above, can result in financial compensation."
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  23. Where to start?????????? About 4 years ago me and my partner fostered 3 kids, (all three 2 girls 1 boy have FASD ) after abut 6-9 month boy removed for lifting his hands to my partner The oldest girl (15) constant attention seeking, multiple boyfriends, running away to be with them, fake pregnancies and the lies, inappropriate videos and letting her sister watch sister was 6 at the time and talking about sex with her boyfriends infront of little one plus so much more . long story short she(now 18) accused me grabbing her , i was treated like scum by social services and told to leave or the youngest would be rehomed , so i left - questioned by police -- released no charge, went to CPS then to special team then back to CPS 11 months later (yes you read that right 11 months) and still nothing. Now the problem the little one has not seen her mam (wont go) for all this time and she hasnt seen her sister in 11 months (never even mentioned her) and social services are now saying she has no choice she has to see her mam and sister whether she likes it or not , she is now 10 but with the mind of a 5 yr old due to FASD this to me is wrong and severe mental torture for the little one,does she have to go ??????
  24. Social services have told me they are taking me to court and my children will be place in long term foster care on the 1st day of hearing , they say because they think im emotionaly abusing my children who are 11/10/8... ive had to do 2 mh assessment's a cognitive assessment and a psycriatic assessment flew through all of them , no mental health not even depression, but hey will not give up and are getting a different doctor to do a different assessment. I need advice please.
  25. Daughter married 23 years . 20 yr. history of domestic violence.( divorced from husband now)6 Children's age range 20 down to 4 1/2. youngest child not supposed to see father but daughter has been allowing contact.She travelled to India on Sunday evening without telling anyone , with ex husband , 16 yr old and 4 yr old. She has read a lot on you tube about forced adoptions and was worried the 4 yr old would be taken away from her which is why she 'ran away' we, her parents, have the 14yr old and 12 yr old with us and notified police and SS at 2 am Monday morning. Daughter wants to come back but wants to know if child will definitely be taken from her thank you for your help carole mother and grandmother
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