Long term care information

Aunt123
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Long term care information

Postby Aunt123 » Sat May 09, 2015 11:19 am

My niece has has her child taken into care and the sw is looking at a permanent placement within the family under foster care, special guardianship, or adoption. Can anyone advise what the position is regarding the child's parents having contact after the court proceedings determining the outcome with regard to all three of the above options.

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ied53
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Re: Long term care information

Postby ied53 » Sat May 09, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi Aunt123
It all depends on why the child has been removed. as to the frequency of contact are you asking as a potential carer or for your Niece?
Irene
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Re: Long term care information

Postby Aunt123 » Sun May 10, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi
The child was removed due to emotional abuse with regard to witnessing domestic violence. The query regards any of us in the family becoming the primary carer as it is still open to change at present thanks

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Re: Long term care information

Postby ied53 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:21 pm

Usually the sw and the carer discuss a level of contact that has to be workable for the carer to meet the needs of the child. Highly likely to be supervised during fostering often at a contact centre but could be in the community. Once / if established the child will not return to parent/s the carer would be expected to take over the supervision and or facilitate contact. It also depends if the parents are allowed contact together or separately. And the age of the child. Some have weekly contact some monthly .Some 4 times a year some none. We had 2 hours every eight weeks. We were told enough to know the family but little enough for the children to feel secure. It also depends on the age of the child. Both of "ours" were very young 2yrs 9mths and 10 Mths. Also the eldest had physical abuse, neglect chaotic lifestyle and Verbal domestic violence. The carer would be expected to facilitate contact as the children have a right to see their parents and know of the heritidge. This is all decided on the needs of the child NOT the parents.
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