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My child was placed on a supervision order by Surrey county

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My child was placed on a supervision order by Surrey county council in January 2013. Staff ivloved in my case have admitted to me that my case should have never been taken to court, it was because of a huge lack of communication however because they started a process they had to complete it. I have now moved to Australia with my son. The local authority have told me the order should be revoked because everything has been positive in my case since they took court action in March 2012.
I have been offered a nanny job in Australia which I told the local authority about. They want to contact my employers in Australia.

My question is, can they do this, surely the can't disclose information to potential new employers as this will jepodisethe job offer, do I have rights under data protection?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question
I will do my best to assist you but I need some further information first
How long was the supervision order made to last for?
Did they agree to the move to Australia?
How old is the child?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi, the order was made for 12 months, I explained before I left that I was leaving to take up a nanny job. They did not question this or ask for an address etc.


I was origionally going to return to the UK briefly before taking up the position which starts mid August but plans changed and we are now in NZ before heading back over to Australia.


I checked with my solicitor before leaving the UK and he advised me there was nothing they could do under a supervision order to stop me, not that they did.


My son is now 18monthsold.

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Unfortunately Safe Guarding issues trump Data protection and the fact that you are going to be working with children whilst your own child is still subject to a Supervision Order is clearly a safe guarding issue I am afraid.
However since the Supervision Order has been in place for more than six months and there is clearly no Supervision actually happening you can instruct a Solicitor to apply to have the Order dismissed - and I suggest that you do so as soon as possible whilst stalling on the employment details
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.

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