Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
Have you discussed the matter with Social Services?
Are there any other family members who would care for your son?
May I ask why your husband went away when things are so bad?
Will your husband support any action that you take?
Your only option is to approach Social Services and ask for an assessment to be made with a view to having Respite Care
Alternatively you can ask for them to take him into care under S20 (voluntary care)
They will be reluctant to take him on - but if you make it clear that you will exclude him from your home if you do not do so then they will have no choice
Please ask if you need further details
You can do so.
It would be sensible to arrange housing for him first - he is after all still a minor
It would certainly be sensible to try and house him elsewhere if you decide to simply exclude him from the home.
At that point Social Services may well intervene - but they will also expect you to pay for him maintenance