My Grandson ( 11 months old, born at 24 weeks & still on O2) has just been placed within my care via the courts, I have been approved as his Foster Carer & will be classed as a Kinship Carer. The LA have fought me every inch of the way, they are insisting that when he is placed permanently with me ( hopefully within the next couple of weeks ), I will not be allowed to see anyone for 2-3 weeks, as he might have " attachment issues ", previously they were concerned that my friends & family who are my support network via the Family Group Conference may bring in germs/infections. This is despite the fact that at his current Foster Carer there is a five year old son who has just started school & where there is no better toxic mixing place for infections than infants and her nephews/great nephews/nieces are able to come & go in her household with my Grandson being there. When I ask about the logic of the decision that surely he is at risk wherever he might be living & would it not be better to be gradually introduced to my support group within the confines of my home, where he will associate them with being safe. I am stonewalled & told I can't see anyone. Are the Local Authority, legally, or able to insist on who can visit my home, once he is placed with me ? I haven't even gone down the route of going grocery shopping ( I don't do online shopping ), although I did suggest that I tell my family/friends that they will have to place my birthday cards/presents outside the front door, as I am not allowed to see anyone ( my birthday is at the end of Nov). Sorry for the long ramble, any thoughts or advice ? Thank you
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