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Can my babysitter be forced to give my child to her father while I’m not home?

Posted in Child Care on 17th May 2014

Can my babysitter be forced to give my child to her father while I’m not home?
My husband and I are separated and there is no custody order (I’ve only begun the whole process). If he showed up at my house while I’m at work, and the police were called, could my sitter be forced to let him take her?

My husband is an alcoholic and a drug addict and I don’t trust him with my child. I know he has rights but I don’t wasn’t him driving her in a vehicle if he is drunk or high. Thank you.

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Answer by Melanie
I think he has the right. It might vary depending on where you live. It might be best to get a restraining order against him if you believe that he could harm or put your children in danger. You would have to go talk to your local authorities for more information and to see what your options are

Answer by say hello to my little friend
I don’t know but unless he gots the physical proof on hand hre can’t do nothing so I say you make a letter stating your name and the kids names that you leave your kid in the care of the babysitter(her name ) while at work in your home and that legal proceedings are in order but that you the childs legal guardian do not give the sitter permission to release child to anyone and put your work number and cell number. And demand to be called if such things happen. The cops are the law yes but they cannot get into a civil matter like this especially if it could endanger the child

Answer by Peter
Hi there,

I have sympathy to your situation. A nanny or babysitter is hired to provide care for your child and to think you go to work in fear that your ex may “Rock Up” and try to take the child with him is a worry. It is obviously more so of a worry because you said he is likely to be intoxicated or even on drugs.

The laws are different for various countries and states, but l would imagine in most states the police would still be forced to show a reasonable level of care or officially “Duty Of Care” if your ex was to call police or your babysitter was to call police l very much doubt the police would allow a child to be taken from the home to go with an intoxicated or drug affected parent.

Your babysitter is hired by you to provide the care, by extension you are handing the responsibility to your babysitter to provide adequate care of your child while you are at work and that would suggest to me your babysitter is the one in control at that point in time and not the ex.

I would prepare a letter/note and sign it so if this situation does ever occur, your babysitter can provide the letter to police to advise them that you authorise your babysitter to provide the care while you are at work or busy with other commitments… That way the police can see that you have prepared a response for this potential event and lets just hope the police follow your requests and keep the safety of your child as number one priority (which l am sure they will)

Good luck with it all

Answer by Ruth C
she probably can be forced to give the child over if the police are called, But I don’t think he’ll be calling the police if he’s drunk or high. Even if he did, it’s more likely the police will take him in for being under the influence in public.

Answer by Allanas
Your babysitter is your employee. If you tell him/her not to release the child to the father – legally, he/she can refuse.

BUT – if he shows up with a cop, there could be complications. Technically, the cop won’t grab the baby and leave, but the father could say that HE has custody and the sitter is a kidnapper. Or you kidnapped the baby, or it’s his house and the sitter is on drugs and delusional…

A lot of scenarios could play out.

Tell the sitter to call the police if the father shows up. No conversation, no finding out what he wants – just call the cops on sight. Then she’s to call YOU. Immediately. You have to set it up with your boss that you might need to leave at a moment’s notice.

Good luck!

Answer by harwarda
Have you changed the locks on the house? She should never open the door to him to begin with. You really need to check on your state laws. I would start by calling the police department and discussing with them what they would or would not do in this scenario.

Can Child Protective Services legally take a child if an alternative suitable housing can be provided?

Posted in Child Care on 16th May 2014

Can Child Protective Services legally take a child if an alternative suitable housing can be provided?
So my sister was recently arrested for drug related charges. This resulted in an investigation from the CPS. Following the investigation they scheduled a meeting to discuss options. During the meeting they ruled that my sisters daughter can return home under certain stipulations. (My Aunt was at the meeting as well and agreed to take custody if necessary. My aunt is a suitable guardian with now record what so ever.)
So later that day CPS came to the door with a court order and a couple police officers. There were items on the police report that they received that caused them to reverse the decision. They took the child from my sister and said that she is being taken into emergency foster care until a meeting on Monday (today is friday)
I understand that they can rule the living situation unsuitable for the child and have every right to order the child to be removed from the household. But when they came in we told them that my aunt can and will take her out of the house right now and will keep her away from my sisters home.
The paper work said that the child will be sent to foster care “If a suitable guardian is not available”
But we did have a suitable guardian willing and available to take the child. One that was present at the meeting.
So, are they legally allowed to take her even if we were willing to relocate her to a suitable alternative home? I really dont like the idea of my niece with strangers.

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Answer by Kristi Howard
Yes they can do that. Your aunt needs to go before the child protective services and get into an agreement where she can be approved in the fast track situation to take care of her.

Answer by parsnipianna
Yes, the suitable guardian part will be discussed at the next meeting. Sucks, I know. You are all going to need more patience than you should have to have. Hang in. And stay calm and polite.Keep thinking “It’s for ____________'(child). It’s for ______.

Answer by Jan
Of course they are legally allowed to take her. Before they place the child in your aunts care she will have to be evaluated. They don’t just stick a child with a family member without first investigating their background and home situation.

Answer by Alan Clark
The law in most state give this option, However the state has the final say period.And if they so deem You may not have access to the child at all.She put her daugther in this situation.and ya,ll did nothing to protect .the Child. So the state has and will do what it thinks is neccessary to insure the safety and well being of this Girl.I,m really Sorry about this But when the state steps in,Depending on the case work. they have complete control.I imagine Though with repeated persverance ya,ll should be able to get her Home. Don,t give up.

Gee, what guy from the 30’s and 40’s had a youth group also?

Posted in Child Care on 15th May 2014

Gee, what guy from the 30’s and 40’s had a youth group also?
Known as the “America Scouts,” these programs would be announced on
March 1
of this year and the program would begin building a skeleton during
the
summer. On August 4, or Obama’s 48th birthday, the program would begin
accepting children between the ages of 4 and 18.

While the exact specifications of the program are either secret or yet
to be
established, it is believed that there will be three classes of
scouts.

“Liberty” scouts for children betweeen 4-8.

“Patriot” scouts for those between 8-12 and

“Constitution” scouts for those up to 18.

It is yet unknown if these “Constitution Scouts” would then move up to
President Obama’s planned civilian reserve force.

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Answer by liddle_angel
This is horrifying, that people do not see the connection here…It is horrifying, to recruit young children…away from their teachings about God and Jesus…and it is satan working through Obama..
A repeat of Adolph Hitlers’ “Hitler’s youth”

Answer by Angel Of Death
Obama reminds me of Adolph more by the minute.

But the Obamites don’t care,”The Messiah has Come”

Yeah,that’s how the Germans felt at first too.

AD

Answer by zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh man! will they have the freedom to think for themselves if they are raised as ‘little patriots’?
What has America done?

Answer by Melting Media EAC
This is babbling nonsense. “The 30s and 40s” and suddenly we’re in the present tense?

Clarify what the h*ll you are talking about please. For all I know, some leader way back when like A. Philip Randolph or Charles Houston started a group for black youths since the Boy Scouts weren’t exactly welcoming to non-whites.

My father was in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. Did that make him some sort of subversive for FDR? You may be onto something: afterwards, he fought as a B-29 pilot in WW2 and that secret society known as the Army Air Corps awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters. Shhh. It’s a secret.

Answer by Brandon G
I see your point. First Obama wants loyalty from our troops and now wants a youth group for reasons as of yet undetermined perhaps he wants to establish a socialistic government under his direct authority!

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