Well, Well, Well ...
After a couple of weeks of indecisivness, the Police decided not to persue the assault charges, saying that my Ex could do as he liked in his own home. As for DOCS after a week of calling there was still no reply.
During this time the children were kept away from my Ex while I started legal action to have the situation changed. Well the week that the police decided not to prosecute, I got a call from school saying my ex was up there and just wanted to speak with the children, who has both said they did not want to see him. The school called me as well as the police. When I got there my ex said he wanted to speak with the children and the police said he could.
OK… but what I did not like was the children, along with my EX, the police officers and the school principal were secluded in a room and I was barred from being present. When they came out, I was told the children had agreed to see him again. All I have been told is he apologised to his son, but did not admit he hit him. His words, so I am told, were "whatever you think I have done, I am sorry". Then they were asked if they wanted to see him, both told me later they felt they had to say yes because the policeman was there. Legal action was stopped.
Move on two months and guess what? I received a call from DOCS this morning and seems someone else has put in a report about how he treats the children, not only my two but also the son of his present partner.
I have no idea who it was, DOCS won't tell me, but I do have to take the children to an interview on Friday with DOCS. I do not know what the full content of the complaint is. I guess I will find out when I see them Friday.
So my question is, why do DOCS act now, and not so much as even return my calls back in July when the abuse was first reported?
Obviously, I am the neurotic ex-spouse. But some one outside the family can report a situation and suddenly DOCS will act.
I guess I should be grateful that finally they are doing something. But they have not had to live the past two months and seen the change in my son who still cannot understand why his father can hurt him like he did and get away with it.
So I guess the saga continues.