Should I breach court order?
26 May 2021 at 2:47 pm #54651
AL1986Participant26 May 2021 at 3:34 pm #54652
I’m Michelle one of the Moderators here. This sounds like a very difficult situation, and clearly you’re concerned about your daughter’s welfare. You could get in touch with the NSPCC and let them know that you have a concern:
NSPCC – Support for any adult concerned about the safety of a child 0808 800 5000 https://www.nspcc.org.uk
It sounds important to get some legal advice with your query. The Child Law Advice Service should be able to guide you towards steps you can take lawfully. Here are their details:
Child Law Advice Service – Provide legal advice on family law issues related to children, they have information on their website, and a helpline staffed by legal specialists 0300 330 5480 https://childlawadvice.org.uk/
Another agency that may be able to offer you legal guidance are the Family Rights Group:
Family Rights Group – They advise around options where decisions have been made by the courts or social workers around their children’s welfare 0808 801 0366 https://www.frg.org.uk/
As well as offering support, Family Lives may be able to guide you if Social Services have been involved:
Family Lives – Provide general support to families on issues around parenting, emotional support and just generally coping as a parent 0808 800 2222 https://www.familylives.org.uk/
The Single Parents Helpline may also be able to offer guidance if your shared agreement is equal between parents. Here are the contact details:
Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline – Freephone 0808 802 0925
Opening hours: Mon 10 – 6, Tues 10- 4, Wed 10 – 1 & 5 – 7, Thurs 10 – 4, Fri 10 – 4 They can be busy so callers can expect to wait up to 20 minutes before the call is answered
I know that’s a lot of information but I hope that it might help a little
Michelle26 May 2021 at 9:17 pm #54662
Hi, I have today been back to court via a C2 application – urgent return to court – due to same thing.. kids mum high on drugs etc. It was 155 pound and once filed I was in court 3 weeks later.. you have to do this if you want to not fulfil the current court order. Quick and easy, just unnecessary cost, time – and effort but that’s life!26 May 2021 at 11:40 pm #54670
If there is a serious cause for concern the police and social services should be involved. I didnt have a court order with my ex but shared parental responsibility and was told by social services and the police that a safeguarding issue takes precedence over court orders and parental responsibility as it is about the child’s safety.
I really would recommend taking legal advice (many law firms offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation) speak to the school and get their support for a solutions as well.