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Hi - I am going to need you to get give me the main issues please - sorry but I am struggling to understand the diatribe.
In terms of you and you kids I will help as much as I can - more than questions on the internet. Yet you need to be more
specific - please
My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 36 years including dealing with Care cases.
There are a number of concerning issues that you have raised
I note that there were Care proceedings in 2008 at which time the Plan was for long term Foster care - but that now - 8 years later - the suggestion is that the Foster Carers apply for an SGO.
This is interesting as it does NOT remove your Parental Responsibility - but it would mean that the Local Authority would no longer have any form of Parental Responsibility for your daughter.
Frankly it seems rather odd that Social Services are taking this route given that your daughter is now 14.
With regard to the DNA test I have to be honest - it would be better for her father to cooperate with a proper DNA test to avoid any doubt about whatever test they have done.
If he is the biological father then his rights will be secure - and if he is not then better to know sooner rather than later so that you can organise your arguments accordingly.
In order to assess the best way forward it would be helpful to know the extent of her learning difficulties
I understand all of that - and I agree that it needs looking into - but is your current focus your complaint about the behaviour - or sorting out the position on the child's situation?