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I'll do my best to resolve this for you, can you tell me more about what your issue is first though please?
Do you have a court order setting out when you're son lives with you?
I understand. It's perhaps worth asking whether a "shared care child arrangements order" would be proof enough. This would be a court order stating that you son lives with you for some of the week each week. If so, and your son's mother is in agreement about the time you have with him, you could potentially submit this to court as an agreement (consent order) for a judge to make this into a binding court order without too much delay.
Do you think you can check this with the council?
I would genuinely ask if the type of court order I suggested above will make a difference. If so, it won't take long to arrange if you are agreed and this could be the key that unlocks the housing issue for you.
You could in the meantime ask the school to provide a letter in support, this may assist.
It's about proving through independent sources that what you say about having your son is true. You may not be surprised but lots of people claim their children live with them to get better accommodation or child benefit payments when in fact its a complete lie. So you have to expect to provide a certain level of proof.
I hope that this clarifies things for you?
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