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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you and your daughter in England or Wales?
-How old is your daughter?
-Are social services involved?
-What are the arrangements for you to see your daughter?
-Is there a live court application, if so when is the next hearing?
Thank you. Firstly you would need to assess whether there is a risk to your daughter from the mother. Class A drug use will definitely raise flags with social services given the impact it has on a persons ability to care for a child when under the influence of drugs. Therefore, the legal implications if social services were to be made aware is that they will carry out an investigation and would consider whether to proceed with a child protection plan, or escalate the matter to court for supervision or care proceedings. They will need to see whether your daughter can be placed in your care to safeguard her from any risks.
For your information, to proceed to court for a care order, the local authority will need to consider whether your daughter has been harmed or is at risk of harm, and if the mother is using Class A drugs this will very likely mean she is at risk.
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