Hi, thank you for your question. Social services will want to ensure that your son is not at risk of any emotional or physical harm or neglect when in your care. A mental health illness in itself is not a bar to caring for a child, but it will be his condition when unwell that will be of their concern and it is something that his consultant can assist with and outline - his opinion will be very helpful. You will need to demonstrate that you have insight into his illness and relapse indicators and that you have a plan in place to safeguard your son when your husband's health deteriorates.
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