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Hi All, We are getting calls to our advice line about the difficulties of managing contact over Christmas when Children's Services (new name for social services) are involved. We'd be really interested in hearing from you about how you are dealing with the tensions that arise or what arrangements ha...
- Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:43 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Mother of child on drugs
- Replies: 4
- Views: 7610
Hi Coco, Thanks for posting on our board. First of all, as TKH says, you making a referral will not automatically lead to the children being removed. If Children’s Services has sufficient concern about the referral you make they will investigate and decide what action needs to be taken from there. T...
- Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 pm
- Forum: Do you have a child in care?
- Topic: How do you get support when you are alone
- Replies: 1
- Views: 4829
Hi Lost Sheep, I’m sorry that you are so distressed about your current situation. Just to let you know, because your daughter is under an Interim Care Order (ICO), I have moved your post to the “Do you have a child in care?” topic, as hopefully, more people in a similar situation will see it there a...
- Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:56 pm
- Forum: Are social workers worried about your child?
- Topic: Close-out procedures
- Replies: 4
- Views: 7046
Thank you for posting on our discussion board. I agree that it does sound unreasonable to close a case only “on condition” of you signing an agreement that you have not yet seen. Also a case is either open or closed. Written agreements However, often, children services may want parents to sign agree...
- Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:14 pm
- Forum: Is your child being adopted?
- Topic: will it happen again?
- Replies: 15
- Views: 45775
Hi, First of all to Sandy, I’m glad that you are feeling more positive about things now and that you have support from your partner, his family and the SW. It’s great that you are trying to maintain a positive relationship with her. To Ange, thanks for all the support you’ve given to Sandy. It’s gre...
- Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:09 pm
- Forum: Trying to get help for your child?
- Topic: How to help
- Replies: 9
- Views: 11370
It sounds like you are getting different advice from different workers which is very confusing! I would get either worker or better -their manager to confirm the position with you. (You could also ask for it in writing) You are entitled to know whether this referral has taken place. (only in certain...