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Hi, thank you for your question. Are they in England or Wales?
Thank you. In the circumstances, given the history of the matter it is likely the local authority will again be involved to safeguard the baby once he/she is born. If they do decide to take legal action, then you can seek to be involved and assessed to care for the baby to prevent him/her being removed. Given it is a newborn if no viable alternative placements within the family is found he/she will likely be put up for adoption if a court agrees that there is a risk from both or either parents and no other alternative carers are found.
Your son may also wish to be assessed as a sole carer of the child if there remains a risk from the mother, and this will mean a separation from her in order to protect the child.
Of course, this will depend if there remains a risk from the mother and the Local Authority will need to assesse the situation.
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