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Thomas Judge, Family Lawyer
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My daughter had a social worker because she has autism and

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Hi my daughter had a social worker because she has autism and additional needs. We’ve always had a great working relationship and she’s been a great sounding board when things with school have been difficult. last wk she decided to tell the school some of the things I’ve said about them this has caused a real problem
JA: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: no she just told the head I’ve been very negative about him which has made working with him difficult
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county does she live in?
Customer: I feel it was very unprofessional of her but not sure what I can do
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Warwickshire
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 11 days ago.

Let me see if I can help. If you are upset with the social worker the first thing to do is actually speak to them and explain your concerns. If this does not work then I am aware that Warwickshire has a complaints process so you can complain to their manager.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I sent her an email saying I was sorry if any of our conversations had put her in an awkward position but I thought they were confidential etc and she hasn’t responded.
Her actions have caused the head to be very unpleasant to me and I’m worried about the impact on my daughter
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 11 days ago.

I would escalate the matter to her manager then.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Should she have kept things concidentialv
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 11 days ago.

Yes unless she considered it a child welfare issue

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Confidential
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 11 days ago.

ok

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
This was the email I sentHi
Apologies for cutting out conversation short last Friday I was with friends and my diabetic friend had a funny turn.
As I’m sure you were aware I found the conversation very upsetting, I was very confused by the content and what it was you felt I wasn’t taking seriously?
Our conversation only became clear after a call I received last night from Mr Johnson where he informed me you had repeated to him conversations I thought had been said to you in confidence.
I apologise if conversations we’ve had have put you in a compromising situation but I thought I was able to vent to you confidentially.
The conversation with johnson last night was witnessed by 2 friends, his voice was raised enough for them to hear him clearly.
His approach was unprofessional abrupt rude and very aggressive.
4 times he suggested I might like to look at other schools and every time I tried to answer he barked ‘let me finish’ and ‘do not interrupt me’.
It’s not easy bringing up 2 children with additional needs and your support has been greatly appreciated.
I would really appreciate some clarification on what I can freely share with you without fear of reprisal.
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 11 days ago.

Thats perfectly reasonable.