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Is this in court for care proceedings?
OK, thank you. So if there are no current proceedings, what role does the social worker have? Because if this is not in proceedings, it's not up to a social worker to tell you whether you have contact or not. Or, are they in long term foster care?
Are your phone calls in the current care plan?
OK, so what contact is in the current care plan and when is the next LAC review?
You can ask to have a different social worker at the next LAC review. You are also free to teach your children about religion. However, with so few contacts the focus should be on quality contact with the children rather than lecturing about religious issues. Perhaps the social worker is concerned that the religious teaching has become the focus of the contact rather than spending quality time with the children?
I understand but you are in the position where you have to work to some extent with the LA or you will end up in a worse position that you are currently in. There's nothing to be gained by going over the past - the court intervened and made care orders.
You have to focus on the present and future - and raise issues that you are having at the LAC review to the independent chair.
I hope that's clear?
They can suggest guidelines for contact. In reality it's going to be impossible to impose restrictions if he is seeing you on his own.
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You'd have to make a formal complaint and then follow this up with the local government ombudsman if you didn't;t get a satisfactory reply.
My pleasure. Best wishes, Peter