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My sister an alcoholic, she prevents me from seeing my niece,

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My sister an alcoholic, she prevents me from seeing my niece, who I was raising, because she is not getting any treatment, and she is afraid to let me know what is going on in her home while she is drunk. She is terrible liar, she put all family against me , she is passing out every weekends for 3 days, her daughter is sent to anybody, before it was me and my family. Many times I saved her life, she was found unconscious, I had to resuscitate her, she is teaching her child to cover for her when she is drunk and not answering phone. Do I have any writes as an aunt?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
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Technically you do not have specific rights as an aunt, but there is much that you can do.
You should tell Childrens' Services if you have such concerns.
You can apply to the court to spend time with the child under s.8 of the Children Act 1989 (although you would need to apply to the court for permission to make such an application).