Can social services use my past against me? 

Can social services use my past against meCan social services use my past against me? 

Child social services agencies typically consider various factors when evaluating a situation, including the history and circumstances of the individuals involved. If you have a past that may impact your ability to provide a safe and suitable environment for a child, it is likely that this information will be taken into account during an assessment. 

However, the exact rules and guidelines regarding the relevance of past information can vary depending on specific circumstances. Sometimes certain types of past information, such as non-relevant criminal records or past substance abuse issues that have been resolved may not be considered.   

It’s important to note that child social services agencies generally aim to support families and provide assistance whenever possible. They may offer services, resources or counselling to help parents or guardians address any concerns and improve their situation. 

If you have specific concerns about your situation or how your past might be considered, it is advisable to consult with a legal professional who can provide you with accurate and personalised advice based on the laws and regulations in your jurisdiction. 

If you and your family are being investigated by children’s social services and you need Legal Advice then please do get in touch either by calling the number above (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or by requesting a callback using the form at the bottom of this page. The first call is always free of charge and we can advise you if you are likely to be eligible for Legal Aid.  It’s important to take advice early so you can understand the process and try and achieve the best outcome. 

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