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My name is Clare
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Do you mean there was one injury or two?
What was wrong with her arm - and what happened?
My apologies for the delay
How old is your son?
Sorry - you referred to a son in your earlier answer
How many children do you have altogether and how old are they all?
Just to be clear
what did you mean when you said this
"they checked the rooms of the girls and my other son"
but you said "my other son"
In your reply you said "my other son"
I just need to be certain that there are only two children in your home
So 5, 4 and?
The fact that the children will left with you last night means that Social Services have no immediate concerns about your care of the children - otherwise they would have insisted that your husband stay away
I do understand how worried you must be.
What happens next is that Social Services will complete an initial assessment and decide if there is any cause for concern and if so what level of assistance they feel you need.
It is likely that a Child Protection Conference will be convened and you will be able to attend this
If there is any question that the children might be removed form your care then you are entitled to free legal advice - look for a local lawyer who deals with "Public Law" on this website
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It will deal with all three children - and it would not be wise to send the youngest away at this point
IF you are good parents (and I think it sounds as though you truly are) all will be well.
It is horrible when social Services are involved with your life - but they do not take children just for the sake of it
If you send the youngest away it looks as though you have some real reason to be afraid about what will happen
If your husband did hit your daughter then he will be expected to leave the family home whilst assessments take place to see if he can be assisted to understand that this is not acceptable
If that happens then you will be expected to acknowledge that your husband has not acted appropriately
No it is about the Social Worker assessing what may or may not have happened.
Unless you actually saw your child hurt herself then you cannot say for certain what happened - and you must be honest and say that
All you can do now is to be honest and open with Social Services and wait to se what happens next
The fact that you are Swedish is irrelevant
You shoudl speak to Social Services before doing this
Not at this stage no
Where was the trip to and why did you refuse?
Why were you worried?
When was the trip?
In view of the involvement of Social Services I would not object to strongly - simply write and ask why they took her without your consent
"Dear Ms xxx
Please explain why you took xxx on the trip on Wednesday when I had not given my Consent for her to go"
Sadly when a child makes such an accusations then there is no option for the school but to notify Social Services