My 18 month old son is very active (started walking at 6 months), and regularly gets bruises by running into stuff. Someone at our local playgroup reported it as suspicious to social services and now they want to investigate us - a month long "Core Assessment", involving multiple visits, indepth history of our whole lives, and picking over anything they think might be problematic.
Any advice from others who have been in this situation (or, indeed, who work for social services)?
There are aspects of our life we'd rather keep private (eg our sexuality and relationship), but we don't want to lie to them. How would they react to being told "none of your business" ?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Apr. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by downnoutmom at 10:47 AM on Apr. 8, 2010
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Answer by BJoan at 2:33 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
If they have taken the "next step" then so should you; get a lawyer...yesterday. Check below for a referral. I would also contact an advocacy organization for whatever of your sexuality is of concern to CPS.
Answer by happytexasCM at 2:47 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
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