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Urgent Help Required regarding the CYPS (A.C.T)

Child Removal, First Hearing Tomorrow.

Hi Everyone,

So to briefly outline the scenario. Mother has had 4 children. 1st Child removed long ago.

Mother then met Father.  Father is the person I am trying to assist in this matter. Mother and Father have had 3 children together.

Mother has methamphetamine habit (ICE). 1st child, was stillborn, cause of death believed to have something to do with mother's addiction issue.

2nd Child, Mother continued to use during pregnancy, Father concerned for childs health and wellbeing contacted CYPS, they did not become involved until child was born.
Child was born, Mother loses the plot and attacks father, cried abuse when police arrived and had father charged with assault.
I must emphasise, Father did not commit this crime, yet was charged and sentenced for said crime (He S.R'd and was poory prepared for hearing). Father could no longer reside with Mother and newborn because of this.  Therefore could no longer care for or protect child.
Child was removed from mother's care after several failed drug tests,by CYPS. Mother has now had 2 children removed from her care.
Mother and Father briefly get back together 3rd child is conceived. Father leaves as Mother is abusive toward him. Father then goes on to move out of state (from ACT to NSW) in order to finalise conditions regarding assault sentencing.

Mother then tells Father she is pregnant with their 3rd child.  CYPS gets in contact with father and ask him if he is willing to do drug testing etc. Father agrees.  Father is also seeing psychs, as per sentencing agreements, in stable housing etc.

Mother becomes resistant to and non compliant with CYPS.
Child 3 born yesterday 14/08/2017. Child straight away removed from the mother.

Hearing is tomorrow and father has been unable to get legal representation,nor able to get to the hearing due to distance. As has the mother due to the nature of the birth of the child.

Father has also been advised that he will be unable to have custody of child 3 for at least 12 months.

Appeal time for child 2 is not until September.

Father needs help with this matter as he wants to be an active parent in his childrens lives. He also does not want the stigmatic attachment that the mother has as he is not a drug abuser.
Any advise, or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.


Kind Regards,
McKenzie Friend.
 
McKenzie Friend said
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Hearing is tomorrow and father has been unable to get legal representation,nor able to get to the hearing due to distance. As has the mother due to the nature of the birth of the child.

Father has also been advised that he will be unable to have custody of child 3 for at least 12 months.

Appeal time for child 2 is not until September.

Father needs help with this matter as he wants to be an active parent in his childrens lives. He also does not want the stigmatic attachment that the mother has as he is not a drug abuser.
Any advise, or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Quite a mess I think. Father should have set up attendance by teleconfernce or video link at the absolute minimum or sought adjourment for a day or two until he could attend … How serious is he about getting the children into some sort of proper home environment? He has left it incredibly late if this is on tommorrow (Wednesday). We could attend, stand the matter in the list and get proper instructions in the morning but would need a phone discussion very early on.
 

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Dad found about birth, removal and hearing today regarding 3rd Child.

Dad is very serious about getting children back.
I agree with SPCA, time is of the essence  here, and although by now the matter might have been heard anything that can be implemented to support the father continue to achieve his goals is absolutely necessary. I guess from now on it might be a good idea for Dad to be as proactive as possible with regards the difficult journey that may be ahead of him.  Hope the outcome was at the very least favourable.

Good Luck   
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