My children were just taken from me, can they do that and what can I do about it?
A child can be taken from you by a peace officer, child welfare investigator or a child safety worker under certain conditions if it is clearly necessary to protect the child. The conditions must be one of the following:
- The child is a victim or will imminently become a victim of abuse or neglect;
- The child is suffering serious physical or emotional injury that can only be diagnosed by a medical doctor or a psychologist;
- The child is physically injured as a result of living on the premises of where dangerous drugs or narcotics are being manufactured;
- The child has been reported by a department to be a missing child at risk of serious harm.
The court acts in what it views as the best interest of your children, if your children have been taken in this manner it is not something that should be taken lightly. If your children have been taken from you it is best to consult a lawyer who advice you in your options in attempting to get your children back.