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You can apply for custody.
This is not all up to Social Services. Even had they not been involved you could apply for custody.
You will have to show the court that living with you is in the best interests of the child.
If at all possible you should retain a family lawyer to act for you. The mother will be able to get one paid for her through legal aid.
You should start thinking about how you will show the court why the child should not live with her mother and how you will be able to raise her best.
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