She has been with me for two weeks. Over the past several months, however, she has walked out on her mother on numerous occasions and come to me. I have taken her back , usually the next, day albeit my daughter did not want to go, but her mother insisted. I can not keep putting my daughter through this so this time I have let her stay. Her mother does not like it but no action has been taken by her. When my daughter was one my ex partner did a moon night flit to Kent with her new partner with out consulting me first. I did apply for custody but as my daughter had been in Kent for some months custody was awarded to my ex. I travelled to kent every 4 weeks with the help from my family to see my daughter . this went on for approx. one year until my ex returned to where I live , after her relationship ended. At this point she had another child. I do have parental responsibility.
I have not informed any of the above , but have intentions to speak to her school today and inform them of the changes.
She has not seen her mother since she came to me, however they will be seeing each other on Sunday as I think it is important that she has some kind of contact. My daughter has know intentions of moving back to her mothers.
As she is on benefit I would say it is highly likely she will as this would affect what money she receives.