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sass
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Post by sass » Thu May 02, 2019 10:01 am

I have an SGO for my Grandaughter. Her parents recently had another child which was also taken into foster care due to alcohol and drug abuse.
My Grandaughter has lots of complex needs and has medications every day. My problem at the moment is that her parents text me all the time saying they want to see her supervised by people that I think are totally inadequate and I also have no proof as yet as to weather they are still using drugs and alcohol. She sees them twice a week at the moment supervised by SS with their other child. Can I just say No we are going to stick with the SS supervised visits.?

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Robin D
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Re: SGO

Post by Robin D » Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm

In the absence of an order detailing how contact should take place, then yes, you can stick with the current arrangement. Probably best to discuss it with SS to gain their view. The parents have the right to take it back to court so best to keep SS on side if you can.
Former F&F carer, foster carer, adopter and respite carer for umpteen children. Now retired and when with kids, making sure they 'go home' at the end of the day.

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Post by sass » Sat May 04, 2019 10:18 am

Thank you for your reply,
I have a good relationship with SS and ask her advice all the time but the child I have isnt under SS anymore, just the new baby so i dont like to bother her too much.
Thanks again Robin D

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Re: SGO

Post by Robin D » Sat May 04, 2019 2:33 pm

Understood, but should the parents decide to take it back to court, SS will be asked to comment as a minimum. ;)
Former F&F carer, foster carer, adopter and respite carer for umpteen children. Now retired and when with kids, making sure they 'go home' at the end of the day.

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Post by sass » Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 pm

Even though SS are the ones that have all the evidence of hair strand tests and all the reports???

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Post by Londoncarer » Thu May 23, 2019 10:47 am

As a SG you do have the right to decide who supervises contact, but in situations that can get out of hand and end up back in court, it best to do it through a social worker. Its best to keep all texts and emails. I had to get separate from for contact with parents as the abuse got so bad my phone was lighting up like a Christmas tree will vile text messages that left me in anxiety.

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Re: SGO

Post by sass » Thu May 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Thank you for your reply. I have kept all texts and showed them to the SS. Its just so stressful and hurtful.

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