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Story short, I was abused by my step father as a child,

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Long story short, I was abused by my step father as a child, eventually kicked out at a young age. My mum passed away, and my full blood brother was left with my step dad, court gave step dad power of being a guardian as this would disturb the child less... My step dad since has not let me or anybody blood related to my brother see him. I have gone to mediation, social services, school, teachers. No luck. I recently got in contact with him via social media, and told me that he is being physically abused and hates living there, he is literally treated like a slave in the house. I told him I could help via police, social service.. but he said he is too scared to say anything he is out of the house, and knows he won't have to go back to him.
My question is if he runs away will he be made to go back at the age of 16?
Due to the nature of this situation much of his actions happens behind closed doors, What sort of evidence would we need to take him to court for abuse?
Can I get a restraining order from step dad for me and my brother?
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Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

How old is your brother at the moment?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He is 16 years old.
Solicitor: Clare, Solicitor replied 1 year ago

In that case he is entitled to leave home if he wishes and he cannot be forced to return.

If he came to live with you then you can apply for child maintenance from his father - and if your step-father does try and harass you then you would be able to obtain a Non Molestation Order

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi Clare
In regards ***** ***** this would be done without consent and secretly. Would my brother's first course of action report to the police to tell them that he is safe? And would I or any relatives be in trouble for aiding or supporting my brother?
And in the first post I asked What sort of evidence would we need to take him to court for abuse? (most things have happened behind closed doors with little to no proof, I have a small amount of proof in my circumstance, however I doubt my brother does)
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