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Hello, my name is Peter, I’ve been asked to look at this for you, thank you for your patience.
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You can't be forced to care for a child, of course.
Can you set out the reasons why you feel he is no longer safe in your care?
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Given the context I am unsure why the local authority are not acting here.
Have you said, in no uncertain terms, that you cannot accommodate him any longer and are asking them to find a placement for him?
Of course. I can't write the letter for you, but I can help with pointers.
You should reiterate that you absolutely cannot continue to accommodate him as you fear for both your safety and his, and point out their duty to him as a 'looked after' child. You should also raise the option of having no choice but to submit an application for judicial review if they continue to simply ignore both his needs and your clear communication. I hope this assists.
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