I had an expert who said it was wrong of a mother to let me care for a child whilst she found a job (I was the Father with PR by signing the birth certificate). The case went to court because she has Bipolar and Social Services became involved. I believe that somewhere are some cases which say that Social Services cannot force a fixed timetable on parents sharing care of their children.
I can't do anything about the original case, which was some years ago, but the matter has come up as she has had another child (not mine) and the Local Authority intends to rely on evidence from that case.
The original case I found were some parents who shared care of their children on a mutually agreed timetable, then changed that timetable for some reason or other, Social Services went to court claiming it may cause harm, and the ruling said that parents may share care between themselves for any reason. It is annoying me that I can't find the ruling. References to similar cases will be fine.
Not at the time - we won against an interim care order which forced the local authority to return the child to us. The matter of sharing care came up later on whilst the "No Order" ruling was in effect and we lost due to this issue, because the local authority claimed we shouldn't be doing this and they hadn't been notified.
I have emails proving they lied on this issue, but I'm aware that its almost impossible to overturn adoption and I suspect this is true even if I prove the Local Authority perverted the course of justice and breached our right to a fair trial.
I am really trying to prevent the Local Authority from using their success in that case in this one
Jan 2005 LA takes child into care without care order
Mar 2005 Interim Hearing:M+F successful in getting child returned under No Order
May 2005 M+F file privately agreed Shared Parenting Agreement between them with their respective law firms
Aug 2005 M+F have disagreement and M refuses to let F have C at his home
Oct 2005 F realises that she is unable to care for C on own, lets F resume staying visits, F notifies LA of change of circumstances
Nov 2005 M lets F look after C at his home whilst she trains for carer work (about 2-3 weeks). F notifies LA of change of circumstances
Nov 29th 2005: LA+Guardian ambush M+F with no notice at a Directions hearing, armed with latest report from Child Psychiatrist Judge makes order to return child back to Ms home without hearing evidence from M+F, only basing judgement on Psychiatrists report.
Dec 20th ish: Psychiatrist has upgraded report and thrown kitchen sink at mother for letting F have temporary care of C, alleging that child suffers harm in doing so. We lose child, adoption proceedings begin, not adopted till 2008
I have to sleep now, so I'll look for any reply in the morning if you're burning the midnight oil. Thanks for your patience.
No, the mother has had another child with a different father. I am not the father in this case.
I'm just trying to find ways and cases which can show the judgement in the earlier case was fatally flawed to limit the ability of the Local Authority to rely on it.
I put a rough timeline in for most of the events. I tried to stop the adoption in 2008 but failed. That cost me over £14,000 and I could not afford to appeal. (this case caused my bankruptcy through direct and indirect effects)
I'm fairly certain.
The case with regard to the latest child is ongoing now
I have until Wednesday to prepare a statement making representations concerning use of evidence from the earlier case in this one. I've written 20 pages and its just missing reference to cases which refer to the right of parents to share care between them for any perceived reason, whether that reason is actual or not. I'm fairly certain I found at least one case referring to this matter but it was about 2008 when I looked
I don't know the full background of the current case as I only have limited information.
I believe the court asked for me to make representations on the reliance of information from the previous case, the request came via the Local Authority, but all parties will be informed of my response. I am simply trying to emphasize in my statement that my ex-partner and I were unjustly treated in the previous case and this is one aspect of it.
I don't know the full background of the current case as I only have limited information and I am not a Party to the Proceedings. The sister of my ex-partner has relayed her concerns to me about some issues, especially relating to the fact they are saying different things now than they did then, which is about the extent of my knowledge about the current case.
Her solicitor seems to have a problem communicating with me.As far as I can tell some solicitors seem very unwilling to assist third parties even when it may be useful to their case; this seems to be one of them.
Thankyou very much. Whilst that is not what I was looking for, but I think that will be incredibly useful
Unfortunately I notice the appeal was dismissed though
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It does seem as though the details may be useful