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Please may I ask:
- where are your children currently living?
- how long have they been there?
- what were the issues that brought the local authority to be involved with your children?
- are there any court orders in place?
Thank you for your response.
I am sorry to hear that.
Can you confirm what has been the position in the 5 years since? where are the children residing now? are you seeking to care for the children? are there any court orders?
I still need to know:
where are the children residing now?
are you seeking to care for the children?
are there any court orders?
Thank you for clarifying that for me.
The Local Authority appear to be assessing you to progress your time with your children so that this can progress to take place at your property.
It is vitalily important that you fully engage with them.
If the message on the phone was a mistake then you need to clarify this. You also need to make aure that you confirm the issues you have had with alcohol are in the past.
The unannouced visits when the kids are not at home are so that the contact can progress and to make sure that it would be safe to do so. From the position of the local authority it is better to assess the situation at your property whilst your children are not yet there so as to protect then from any possible risks rather than letting the children visit and then having to stop such visits as this could cause emotional harm.
Let me know if I can clarify anything for you.
Positive feedback is gratefully received
Please do accept my apologies for my delay in responding to you.
I fully appreciate that social services in this jurisdiction are quite different to those around the whole of the whole of the rest of the world but it really is better to work with them than against them.
You do have the write to complain and each different area will have a complaints manager that you can write to officially. Ask the social worker for the details as they have to provide this to you.
If you are seeking to amend an order for the children to spend time with you then this will be a private law application sent to local family court to your childrens home address. You have to attempt family mediation before yu can make such an application so you need to find your local mediator first to self refer.
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Please accept my apologies for my delay in responding to you.
If its a new social worker then I can see the sense of preparing a short history but I would keep this brief. I would sugest that you concentrate on the lat court order and the changes you have made since then and why your time with your children should progress.
Its best to try and keep things positive and child focussed, I know that the past likley hurts but it often only entrenches positions so try not to get too dragged down with that.
Its best to address any previous issues you have had with SS by stating facts as opposed ot what they recorded.
Whilst you ex might have referred back to SS - this is your chance to shine and show them there are no concerns no. They are independant to your ex and although they can speak to him they have their own professional opinion from their experience. Its best to tell them how you are worried about the fathers actions but how you will work them wholheartedly.
I hope that this helps.