My son and x daughter-in-law divorced several yrs ago, things between them have been patchy to say the least, during the summer holidays this yr he had an accsess visit from his boys 8and 11 yrs old.
Whilst they were there they made alligations of phyical and emotinal abbuse from her now partner, my son contacted social serveces and they came to his home with with the police after hearing what the boys had to say they said because they could not give times and dates they could not do anything, and referred them to the ss in there home town.
the boys stayed on longer than they should have whilst my son thought it was being investigated by the ss. but then got a letter saying he hsd to appear in the county court for directions as to the boys welfare, he went and the ss spoke for his xwife and hadnt even spoken to the boys to get there side of the story.
The outcome was that they had to be returned to there mum by 2 pm today.
BUT yesterday afternoon she turned up at his door with a police escort to remove the boys from him they were histerical and locked themselfs in the bathroom it took 45mins to talk them out and when they were dragged out side to there mum they were screaming so loud that all the neighbours came out the youngest one was on the ground screaming i want to stay with my dad whilst the older one just turned his back on her.
My son couldnt do anything as if he had tried to stop this he would have been arested. He,s totally devestated he feels that hes let them down and dosnt know what to do now, theres no leagal aid now and hasnt got the funds to go through the courts and we dont know what to do now.
I phoned the sun newspaper but they didnt want to know as theres no proof that the boys are being abused and they cant print the names of them they say they get lots of calls like this and they cant help as children can be molded into saying things that are not true.
The thing is this isnt the first time we have tryed to get them help from ss and each time they give the mum them i have paper work from before and one of the things on it is a social worker put the youngest who was 5 at the time in front of a chart showing different emotions and asked him to say which one was like his mum, he looked at it for a while and turned and said theres not a CRUEL one there is there.
So what rights do my grandchildren have or are we just waiting till one of them is badly hurt or killed before they act.???