hi there i am looking for some advice .... my husband has two sons from his previous relationship and things are on a strange keel with his ex partner we were alowed to look after the children for two weeks at the begining of the summer holidays ... but we have a few issues a she has not been in contact at all not answering calls texts etc and the others are that the boys say they dont get fed very well at home ... the clothes they came in are torn there shoes have holes ... we were watching a tv programme about jamaican police who were removing cannabis and one of the children stated that their mums boyfriend puts that into their yougurts and then realised what he said and changed it to his yougurts. They said the police have been at the house due to her partner got stabbed and there was lots of fighting .... but to add to it the oldest said when playing with his dad (they were play fighting and my husband went to weggie him) he said dad you wont be able to do that i have learned that if i hold my bum together noone can touch it I am a qualified additional needs assistant and know i cannot quiz the two of them on these statements but we are scared when their mum turns up of their safety at home but we are unsure how to poceed and what our rights would be
Province/Country relating to question : Scotland
Thank you for your question.Your husband presumably has parental rights and is entitled to participate in the wellbeing of his sons.At first instance he should discuss his concerns with his ex. If he doesn't get satisfactory answers his option will be to have the children live at your home on the basis that it is not in their best interests to stay with mother and her boyfriend.Another option in the interim may be to involve the social work department but that may not be seen as being particularly popular as it would involve an outside agency in relation to issues which might be resolvable without such involvement. I hope this helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
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