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Have you contacted the case worker on his case yet? What are they telling you?
Thank you for your reply. I am sorry for the delay as I have been in client meetings all week.
If the social worker is not helping you, then you need to file an action in the family court to have them order guardianship and residence. In order to succeed on this you do need a solicitor and you will need to prove that you are fit and capable of caring for the child. This means you have to prove that you have a suitable and safe place for the child to stay, that you can provide protection/care and support for the child and that you have a prior relationship bond with the child that should not be disturbed.
If you can prove those things to the court, then they will order you be placed in custody and residency of the child.