My DD has been in a terrible relationship for a long time now - I have discussed here before. It has now come to the point that because of DV and various actions by her ex partner she was in Family Court yesterday. They obviously wanted to take DGS away from her and put him out to foster care with a view to adoption. He is almost 2 yrs bright and happy and would be adopted in a heartbeat.
She was eventually told she had the choice of going to a hostel/refuge to protect her child and put him first or give him up. She was advised to keep the tenancy of her present flat as she would be making herself homeless if she gave it up and so would not be able to a access social housing if she was able to find somewhere else to live. Social worker said at the time that SS would probably be able to help with the cost of staying in the refuge.
However, SW turned up at her flat late afternoon and told her that she probably wouldn't get any help either with rent or the actual move - and this could be to anywhere in the country. When DD questioned this she was told that SHE (DD) had made a choice to go to a refuge.
Now can anyone advise me as to how to make SS understand that being told to either go to a refuge with your child or lose your child altogether is not a choice? I am absolutely beside myself with anger and heartbreak. [
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