Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
How old is the child and which is your country of origin?
What family is there back in Lithuania?
I am afraid that unless you are willing to say that you accept that the mother could have hit the child then you will not be considered as an alternative carer for the child.
It will not be enough to say it once - you will need to convince the Guardian that you really do accept this and will protect the child from his parents.
The other option is to involve the Embassy and ask for any family still in Lithuania to be considered as long term carers of the child
I am sorry - but these are the only options unless the child is returned to the care of the parents
Please ask if you need further details
I am afraid that none of what has happened is unusual
The Parent's solicitors can challenge the standard of care that the child is currently getting - but unless you say that you accept that the mother hit the child since that is what the child has said you will not be successful in becoming a carer for the child.
Look at it this way - you cannot say you believe what he says about the foster carers but not what he says about his mother - think hard about whether you can do it for the sake of the child. If you can then make the guardian believe in your change of heart