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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you;
-How old is your daughter?
-When was the last time you saw your daughter
-What are the local authority's concerns?
Thank you for confirming. Firstly, the current placement with the foster carer is on a voluntary basis as you have agreed to a Section 20 agreement. In the agreement there should be confirmation of how much notice you need to give the Local Authority if you wish to end the agreement (usually 7 days). Once you give notice, the Local Authority will assess the situation and decide whether there are grounds to pursue an application for a care order. It will then be for the court to decide whether a continued foster placement is absolutely necessary as well as decide whether to agree contact arrangements.
In the circumstances I would suggest you write to the social worker and the team manager explaining that the agreement was temporary until July and that there have been no contact arrangements in place since the removal from your care - and that it is the local authority's duty to continue promoting contact between parents and children in care, unless there is a court order in place.
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