Suzie, FRG Adviser wrote:Dear Warthhog,
Thank you for your update. I am really sorry for all the distress that this process is causing you. I agree-things are taking their time. However, you are still involved and doing all you can-I think that does help –also you still have parental responsibility for your child –so you should be consulted and kept informed at every step.
In respect of the process that should be followed by the Agency Decision Maker –I can see that the timescales for notifying you have not been followed-However, when you do get the reasons for the decision from the Agency Decision Maker- these should follow adoption guidance. Look at our advice sheet on adoption-page 13 (also look at chapter 1 paragraph 53 Adoption Guidance here adoption guidance ).
For example, did the Agency Decision Maker consider the new information about your circumstances-any new expert reports, your changed circumstances etc-when coming to the decision to pursue adoption?
I know that Ange has also suggested seeking advice from different solicitors-have you considered
this? I do know you have given your barrister the new reports-what advice has been given to you? Is there enough there to apply for legal aid.
You can get information about solicitors in your area here law society .You can, if you want, call our advice line which is free and confidential (you can remain anonymous). Or the adoption charity After Adoption-I have mentioned them before-they have a lot of information about the adoption process.
Hi update in answer to your the decision maker has not received my therapist report or been offered it.
I have emailed my solicitor with regards to the false information in the Child's Permanence report and other errors and expressed that the whole report is one sided and makes no reference to the changes i have made or me even engaging in therapy.
I have left voice mail for socail worker asking about the false information in the report and for the minutes of the panels decision which they received on the 24th Febuary i believe but have not been told any dates. No one has replied to date from either party.
I do not know if i can send decision maker my therapy report as they have already based their decision on the false report already. I have no contact number or address for the decision maker nor has anyone told me i can send my views and report.
I have been through report thoroughly and high lighted and commented on date errors and all information that is false or incorrect yet i don't know where to send it.
I have sent copy to solicitor but doubt they are doing anything about it.
I have sent my therapist report to a lady that is on adoption panel in different part of the country as she was very interested in my case and she believes that my report is highly credible and would make any panel re think their decision.
I am at a complete lose as what to do now, with solicitor and social worker not replying to my messages.
Any suggestions please???? I feel time is of the essence as i await court date.
I have asked local mp for help, but i am not hopeful that she can help as i have remained largely alone and unsupported throughout with little information been given to me other than yourselves.