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any social workera about need to ask a question

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justalilmummy Tue 11-Feb-14 19:47:38

If ur children are on a child protection plan are social workers legally allowed to inform the grandparents without parental consent?

If they are in which circumstances are they allowed to do this? Been googling but cant find anything

Tia

floatyjosmum Tue 11-Feb-14 22:39:00

Hi. They can only tell people with pr, caring responsibilities (eg child goes to live with grandparents) or the professionals that are involved in core groups.

justalilmummy Tue 11-Feb-14 23:23:22

So if there was children under a child protection plan and a social worker told the mother that they will inform the parents own mother without her consent as they consider her a protective factor even though there is another person who is a protective factor

are they allowed to do this or even threaten to do this without the parents consent
and if they go ahead and do this even though they are not allowed what can be done?

Selks Tue 11-Feb-14 23:40:10

I'm no legal expert but Its possible that safeguarding may trump your rights of confidentiality.

BrianTheMole Tue 11-Feb-14 23:44:58

Yes its a possibility that they could do this, but without knowing the story its difficult to comment. But yes they could, depending on the grandparents involvement.

justalilmummy Tue 11-Feb-14 23:52:54

Maternal grandparent sees the children but has no parental responsibility
Paternal grandparents also sees children and has been allocated as a protective factor

BrianTheMole Tue 11-Feb-14 23:59:23

Didn't you say the other grandparent is considered a protective factor too though? Here v v v

as they consider her a protective factor even though there is another person who is a protective factor

5OBalesofHay Tue 11-Feb-14 23:59:27

They can do whatever they need to do to keep the children safe, and they will also need to assess other family as protective factors (but they can only be protective if they know the risks). They also need to assess other family options should removal of the children become necessary

I think cooperation is your best strategy.

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