My Son was 3 years old on the 6th February. The present order is alternate Saturdays for 4 hours (10-2PM) and alternate Mondays 1-3pm.
Not sure. He says that he and his Father have a "secret" but will not tell anyone what the "secret " is!! The nursery and myself have noticed a change in my Son's behaviour only after seeing his Father!!
Obviously the nursery have concerns as to what happens when he sees his father.
The Father has had 18months supervised and then supported at a Contact centre until January of this year.
The Court has ruled that he has unsupervised. This has been in place since January this year.
Due to the above concerns this is why I need to know where I stand.
Sometimes he was happy, other times not. There were a few problems at the Centre with one of the workers. He used to lie for my son's father. Many times there were incidents when he would not let my son bring toys that he had supplied home and therefore my son was upset. Another incident when he let him play with an inappropriate toy and my ex verbally abused my Mother and threatened her. My mother reported this to the police but nothing was done as the worker lied for him and told a different story of events.
All I am aiming to do is protect my Son and the above causes me a lot of concern and stress.
Not sure. It is the nursery that rang Social Services after speaking to me (previously Social Services did not want to do anything). Social Services rang the Child Protection team. They visited me yesterday and are doing a report, but advised that I need to get legal advice on the Court Order. Whether I am allowed to breach the Order or get a Variation order.
Social Services have passed this problem to the Child Protection team.
I am awaiting their report, but hope they will support this.
You responded last night at 8.22, but unfortunately I am using my work computer which is not accessable from home. I therefore did not respond to your question until this morning at approx 8am but have not had a reply.
Could you further advise me.
Sorry I have been on leave and unable to access my account from home.
I have a letter from my Sons nursery which states that his behaviour has changed, but unfortunately Social Services or Child Protection are not willing to do a report. They say that it is my word only.
They have also stated in the past that until my child is harmed they will not intervene.
SS have sent a social worker to see his Father but he denies any "secret". Also after Contact on Saturday I did ask his Father regarding this "secret" but he states that he does not know what my Son is talking about.
Over the last 18 months I have spent £18,000 on Solicitors and court fees. I am no longer in a position to fund anymore legal advice.
Unfortunately my Solicitor told me that I was not entitled to Legal Aid, but apparently being on a low income and the fact that it was domestic abuse, I was.!!
As the conviction was over 2 years ago, I no longer fit the criteria for Aid.
I am not sure without a SS letter to back my case what I can do and in the circumstances worry that it may be too late if something happens to my Son.
Is there anything further that I can do?