Social services phone tapping

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TaidCric
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Social services phone tapping

Post by TaidCric » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:10 am

Can the social tap mobile phones & listen in on private phonecalls? My partner & daughter are convinced that their calls are being listened in on,after a matter that was discussed only between them both was brought up by a social services team leader, who is on a mission to drive my partner, her children and grandchildren apart.

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Suzie, FRG Adviser
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Re: Social services phone tapping

Post by Suzie, FRG Adviser » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:40 pm

Dear Taidcric,

Welcome to the Parent’s Discussion Board.

It sound like children services may be worried about your partner’s children or grandchildren, is that right?

If a social worker is worried about a child, by law, they have to find out as much as they can about a child’s situation. However, they do not have the legal power to tap phones. They could check the open part of social media accounts, such as Facebook. But again need to consider people’s right to respect and privacy, so should normally seek your permission first of all.

Here are some tips to help parents and social workers work together.

If you have any questions, please post back or call our advice line on 0808 801 0366.

Best wishes,
Suzie

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