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Can social workers do this?

(6 Posts)
bestofbothhovis Mon 15-Aug-16 15:23:49

So if a child has obtained a mark on them and social workers were involved. Someone has said its one of the parents who did it so sw say said parent needs supervised visits only. However they have no proof this person did it. Can they still say they need supervised visits? Even if this disrupts child because child and other parent can no longer live at home and have to move in with relatives.
Also other parent has tons of proof to prove that other parent didn't do anything and the person who told sw is a compulsive liar.

At what point can parents say this is ridiculous as it's effecting child having to not live in their own home and the sw have all said how the child is healthy and happy and the parent doesn't present a threat at all. Solicitors getting involved hopefully.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LIZS Mon 15-Aug-16 15:27:08

Children are not removed lightly nor usually on evidence of a single report unless the injury is deemed non accidental and serious. SS would have had to go to court and there will be solicitors involved on behalf of child already.

CotswoldStrife Mon 15-Aug-16 15:28:41

I would think it is unusual for this to happen after first contact with a SW but would (rightly) be a standard safeguarding procedure. Why didn't the accused parent move out instead? How much contact with SW has the family had prior to this incident?

CotswoldStrife Mon 15-Aug-16 15:29:04

Ah, I see we all think alike!

willfuckformichilenstarfood Mon 15-Aug-16 15:32:02

My friend is a social worker, you would be surprised what doesn't go any further, and what's not considered to be a danger to a child. So if they are involved and have put this safeguarding in place there is a reason for it.

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