Welcome to the Parents’ Discussion Board.
My name is Suzie, online adviser at Family Rights Group. I am sorry that you are feeling confused about the current situation with children services following your husband’s arrest.
Due to your husband’s arrest and the fact that you have a child under 18 at home, the police made a referral to children services and it is then for them to consider any safeguarding concerns for your child. At the moment, I assume that your husband’s bail conditions do not allow him to return to the family home. Alternatively, he may have decided to leave at the request of children services pending any investigations/enquiries they intend to carry out. As your husband is not at home at the moment children services will consider your child to be safe.
On the basis of the limited information provided in your post, I think children services may await the outcome of the police investigation to decide what further steps they need to carry out. Children services could decide to carry out a child in need assessment
or ichild protection
nvestigations . I have included copies of our advice sheets for your information.
Whether or not your husband is able to return home will depend on a number of factors
• The nature and seriousness of his offence
• What risk he is assessed as posing to your child
• Whether he is willing to get any help that might be suggested
• It will also depend on whether you are seen as a protective factor for your child
You may wish to seek advice and support from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Their website is here
. This is a specialist organisation that offers advice to perpetrators and families in respect of where sex offences involved.
Should you wish to speak to an adviser, you can telephone our free and confidential advice line on 0808 801 0366. The advice line is open from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
I hope this is helpful.