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Happy to help. There are two separate things going on here. If he is classed as low risk and safe to be around children, then after all this time you should not be asked or told to separate.
It's not fair on you or your child to be forced out of a relationship that is effectively your support network.
If they are saying that he is still a risk, and they have concerns, then they need to evidence this through assessment. It's not good enough to simply say "we had concerns before so we must still have concerns now".
However, if you do decide to separate, if there is no other option, then they have to give you the opportunity to show that you can do this, rather than stating they don't believe you and writing you off. That would be a complete breach of your basic human right to family life and would not stand up in court.
I hope that this helps?
OK. We'll I don't think they have grounds to remove your child on the basis of the information you have given. Obviously you need to go through the whole assessment process though.
It's right that they talk about the past, but they have to update their views based on the here and now too.
I understand. But of course you have matured and learnt a lot since then.
If you give birth before the LA have got their act together and assessed then they will have to do a lot of work in a very short space of time, or they will not be able to show the court the imminent risk of harm that they need to move a child.
My view is yes but I cannot give you a definitive as I'm not there on the ground doing the assessment or advising you on the basis of the whole picture - that's impossible without seeing what social services are writing in their reports.
You are still only one assessment session in. I think it's too early to judge at this stage.
I see. Well they will be working on the basis of risk assessment, which they can do pre-birth.
They need to set out what the risk he poses is first, before you can be asked to protect.
OK. I don't know enough about the offence or his past to advice in more detail, it's also a little bit beyond what we can do here as this site is just supposed to be for for general advice.
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