my daughter had a baby at 16, with family support. She lives in a CHAT house. She has had no help from the father or his family with regard to the baby. The baby 12 weeks old and she jolted the baby and on another occasion for 2 seconds put her hand over her mouth. She confessed to her CHAT lady who told her to report it to her health visitor. The health visitor called her and she didn't say anything because she had made a appointment at the Dr's the next day and wanted to tell her first. That night at 10 o'clock 2 police officers and a social worker turned up at her house and took the baby to hospital. All tests proved negative. Baby clean, tidy and putting on weight as normal. I was away on holiday and couldn't do much about things until I got back. My other daughter and my parents went to the hospital and spent all the time there. I had several phone calls from a social worker who asked me to look after baby and mum 24/7. I said that when I got back from holiday I would sort it out but initially I couldn't do it. But in 3 days I could. My daughter and the father agreed for the baby to go to his half brothers and wife to stay with consent from them and relevent signed documents. I had a meeting with two social workers the following day with the lady assigned to look after baby and it was agreed that we could as a family have a lot of contact and the following weekend the baby could come over and stay. Now into the first week we have only been allowed 1 hour saturday and 1 hour sunday and two hours monday. The social worker came bqck to see us on monday night and the contact arrangments are very weak. Only two hours per day at their times, but no contact on a sunday and no overnight contact and we are not allowed the baby for the weekend, they are going away on a trip. My daughter has not given her permission for the baby to go away with them. How can we increase visits and sunday visiting. Sunday is a family day. My daughter has not been without the baby since birth, and the fathers family have not helped her in any way. I want to get the baby into my care with my daughter here as offered initially.
what about the fact that she is thought to have hurt the baby or could do?
All hospital reports are clear and baby thriving.
please explain care proceedings, at the moment there is voluntary fostering with family