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You should report the matter to your local council (children social care department). If you are unsure that the concern is worth reporting, you may can discuss your concerns and get advice. I have pasted some links for you below:
NSPCC (for adults)Telephone: 0808 800 5000
I do hope this assists. Is there anything else I can help with?
Just following up if there is anything else I can help with?
OK, this will be covered under neglect which is covered under the relevant legislation:
It states that any person attaining the age of 16 shall be liable on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for any term not exceeding 10 years or a summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £400.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.
Does that help?
Child arrangements orders replaced residence orders. Where an applicant for a Child arrangements order does not have parental responsibility (PR) for the child, on granting a CAO naming the applicant as the person with whom the child is to live, the court will also automatically make a PR order in the applicant's favour.
I would certainly suggest having a solicitor do this on your behalf.
You will need the Court's permission to apply for a CAO. The form you will need to use is below:
You may wish to seek legal advice whilst completing this form. Will that be all today?
So yes, an application can be made still and the Court shall consider the child's circumstances and shall only make an Order if it is considered best for the child than making no Order at all.
You may wish to explore Special Guardianship which provides individuals with special responsibilities without having to consult with the parents.
You may refer to the information below for reading: