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    I hope everything is ok and you and your family are safe op

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    I have worked closely with DoCS and I am about 99% certain that they were not CPO's based on what you said. Phone the police.

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    Please update us when you can with what is going on
    How did you go at the police station?
    Have you been yet?
    I'm so worried for you, please keeps your kids close to you, don't let them out of your sight.
    Sending many hugs and I hope everything is ok.

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    Ehm, I had a visit from DoCS when DS was just 3 weeks. Simply because I was a single mum and got into a disagreement with a pead at the hospital when DS was still in the SCN. He told me he was going to get DoCS "to sort me out" even though the social worker told him not to as I pose no threat to anyone, let alone my son. I was just an exhausted and anxious new mum wanting to go home after spending 4 weeks in hospital including her son's first Christmas.

    They were 2 ladies and they provided me with a few bits of ID. They had a chat with me and then asked me if I wanted to show them the house. I didn't have to if I was uncomfortable with it.
    Yet I had nothing to hide and showed them DS's nursery, my room with the bassinette, even the garage and bathroom.
    They didn't take photos or anything. They commented that the house looked really nice and clean and that DS's nursery looked great and his cloth nappies were very cute.

    They told me they would stay in touch and then they left. It was all quite calm and friendly. A few days later I got a call saying my case had been closed. That was that. I now still have a record that will follow me, if I ever want to adopt or become a foster parent

    For these guys to barge into your door like that and yell and scream at you, is not right. It doesn't sound like anything a government organization would do. Im thinking that they took these photos to give to your ex so he can use them against you at some stage.
    If he ends up doing this, you can tell him that you did NOT give permission to have these photos taken. You had your privacy invaded and not a little bit either!

    Call the cops and tell them exactly what has happened. They might be able to get some finger prints and with a little luck, find who is responsible.

    Goodluck hun, I hope these guys get sorted quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    They told me they would stay in touch and then they left. It was all quite calm and friendly. A few days later I got a call saying my case had been closed. That was that. I now still have a record that will follow me, if I ever want to adopt or become a foster parent
    Just a side note, I know here in QLD having a record with them won't prevent you from fostering. SIL had a small investigation as her 8yo was pooing her pants at school, once they were satisfied it was a medical issue and not an abuse issue they closed the investigation. When going to foster she had to give permission for her records to be looked at before she was approved, the department has no issues with her and she's now homed over 60 kids in the past 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Just a side note, I know here in QLD having a record with them won't prevent you from fostering. SIL had a small investigation as her 8yo was pooing her pants at school, once they were satisfied it was a medical issue and not an abuse issue they closed the investigation. When going to foster she had to give permission for her records to be looked at before she was approved, the department has no issues with her and she's now homed over 60 kids in the past 4 years.
    Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully in NSW they have the same rules.
    I have been toying with the idea of fostering once my son starts primary school. I love kids but unfortunately I can no longer have any more kids of my own.
    So it would be nice to know that having had this investigation, isn't automatically going to stop me from becoming a foster parent....

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    I'm sending you hugs xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Fairly sure you need a warrant to search someones house? CPOs usually are accompanied by police. Fishy, fishy, fishy.
    It is my understanding that DOCs have the right to enter a house if they suspect a child is in danger inside (and they have no accountability so if a child is inside, they can say they suspect it is in danger). Therefore, if they turn up and demand to enter, you can simply take your child out of the house (because you are on your way to the shops for example) and then there is no child in the house and they cannot enter. They will insist on coming back another time to check on the house. But that way, if they have caught you offguard, you will have a chance to straighten up first.

    Again, the above should not be construed as legal advice, and I have no special training or qualifications in this matter.



 

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