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There should be a date by which the report needed to be filed and then a review hearing in court following the report.
In the first instance if there are factual inaccuracies in a section 37 report you can address these directly to the social worker, copying in all parties to the proceedings and the court with your email setting out any factual problems.
If you wish to challenge the conclusions, as opposed to the facts, then you will do this through the court process. There will be a final hearing listed and this is the opportunity to challenge the report's contents by asking questions directly to the author.
It would be unusual to have the opportunity to do this prior to the final hearing, unless there is a fact finding hearing in the meantime for example.
I hope that this answers your question?
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You have to respond as per the court order - though obviously the deadlines are going to be extended due to the late filing.
I would suggest that you contact the court and ask for a revised timetable for filing a response due to the late filing.
You then address both factual inaccuracies and your issues with the conclusion in your response - but as I said you won't be able to question the author directly until the final hearing.
I hope that this clarifies things?
An interim application into court would be a C2 application. You could file this for the re-timetabling.
The factual inaccuracies and your views are going to be detailed in your response to the s37 which is a already court ordered - but the timetable is not out of sync.
Depending on the complaint basis you could also address this in the C2.
My pleasure - happy to help as always.
1. You need to have a copy of any CIN plan, absolutely. You can't be expected to work with the LA unless you are party to the concerns and the paperwork.
2. If people are making false allegations and the social worker is then using this against you the social worker needs to be held to account - it's poor evidence gathering to say the least.
3. Copies of any paperwork filed with court MUST be sent to you.
4. I don't know what you want to inform the school about, they need to be kept in the loop of any outcomes bt don't necessarily need to know everything.
It's not a separate court application. You need to raise the complaint with social services and then challenge in your response to the section 37.
you don't have to allow access to your house but be aware that if you are actively not cooperating it may cause social services to escalate things, so tread carefully.
I suggest you put in a complaint to the head of service about the social worker's conduct if you feel they are harassing you.
No they cannot - anything filed in court has to be served and copied to all parties.
You have to make sure your account is up to date in terms of payments then request that they cease to act for you and hand over the case files.
If you feel that your solicitor is not working in your best interests then you are free to find a new solicitor - and they will arrange the transfer of legal aid to themselves.
I would suggest you perhaps seek alternative representation. I am sceptical about the LA serving evidence within proceedings that is not then shared with the other parties. It's not the norm at all and if your solicitor will not fight your case then find someone that will.
I suggest you find new representation and quickly. You contacting the court to say that your solicitor is not doing a very good job is not going to go down well with the court.
Thank you for the follow up. I personally don't deal with forced marriage protection orders - if you could post as a new question there may be a colleague that can assist you. Thank you.
I don't know my colleagues specialisms I'm afraid as we all work remotely - if you make it clear it is about forced marriage though a relevant expert will pick it up. Thanks and best wishes.
Please can you post this as a new question for my attention? Many thanks.
Of course - and I understand. Please post as a new questioning we can pick this up for you in the morning.