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    Surely they are able to use other ways of getting your child to communicate.

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    nothing that they can act on, he won't tell the police what he told us so we are stuck. the family member is question told him it was their secret and when they found out he had told us they were able to have a go at him and hes shut down ever since.... I didn't want to allow that person contact with him but I was ordered by the family law court to allow the contact to continue </3

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMiss95 View Post
    nothing that they can act on, he won't tell the police what he told us so we are stuck. the family member is question told him it was their secret and when they found out he had told us they were able to have a go at him and hes shut down ever since.... I didn't want to allow that person contact with him but I was ordered by the family law court to allow the contact to continue </3
    In that case contact DOCS. They prioritise cases of sexual abuse so are likely to act on the information. If they recommend no contact with the adult in question you have a good reason to contravene court orders and it should offer you some protection in court.

    Actually I wouldn't wait for any investigation. I would just ignore the family court orders, cease contact and deal with the fallout if you are taken to court for breaching. In the meantime contact Bravehearts, DOCS, GP anyone else you can think of for help and support. If you are taken to court, records of your contact with support organisations may be able to be used as proof you had safety concerns for your son.

    I think it would be neglectful to send him under the circumstances.

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    Specialist child protection caseworkers are trained in talking to children that young about these types of matters without using leading questioning or other language that might contaminate evidence. I would immediately contact your local child protection agency (not sure what they're called in WA sorry) and discuss your concerns. Your child's safety should supercede court orders, so if you can get the agency to back you on stopping contact until an investigation is done, I would think you'd be pretty covered.
    I'm sorry you're dealing with such a crappy situation.

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    Ok, from your other posts I can see that your 4yo is actually under the care of your nana ?? Due to child safety concerns he was removed from your care, I'd imagine this being the case the child protection are still at least somewhat involved with your child... what I don't understand is if this was the case (the child making accusations) then why you wouldn't have already contacted dcp... due to there being a history of concerns to the child I'm more than certain that dcp would act on this... I work for dcp in my state so feel quite confident saying this.

    I don't want to be rude.. but this doesn't make a lot of sense

    You're saying the court order means you have to allow this person to see the child.... but you don't actually have custody of the child... I know the police and dcp are extremely good at communicating with even non-verbal children so I find it odd that they would just throw their hands in the air and say 'nothing we can do' ... doesn't make sense.

    As well as a number of the other things mentioned it just doesn't quite add up...

    I honestly think if you are concerned I'd contact
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    does the salvation army, or st vinnies have social welfare people who will help with court matters for free. Even if you can just have someone to sit beside you to help guide your child with the court proceedings, you might be able to get a better outcome. marie.


 

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