Our grandson lives with him mum and he has been witnessing domestic violence for a number of years. His mum also drinks and takes drugs. There have been numerous times when the police have come to her address because of violence and late night drinking and drug taking. School have raised concerns about neglect. The child protection meeting today have placed him in the categories of harm from neglect and emotional abuse. We would like our grandson to come here with us and his dad where he would be safe.
He is 8yrs old and my we want emergency residential order. How do we do this?
Thanks for your help. We filled in forms and saw the judge. She will hear the case on Tuesday as she wants mum and social worker to attend and cafcas. Our grandson has a younger sister who has a different father and so not biologically related to our son or us. Social Services are reluctant to separate the children, which we understand. We would be happy to have both children but I am guessing we have no legal rights here?
Social services have told us that our grandson does not meet the threshold for them to remove him yet and we are keen for it not to reach that level. Do judges often go against social services.?
We will know more on Tuesday morning. Will contact you again then if it doesn't go our way.