OK, this is probably a rhetorical question and I would imagine that the answer is ‘no they are completely useless’ , but my daughter is at risk and I don’t know where to turn.
I live in Australia and the mother has full custody thanks to the Family Court not noticing that she is full of BS and barking mad. My daughter and her mother both live in NZ. I have never in any way abused the mother but she goes out of her way to play the victim and e-mails from me saying things like; ‘will you be at the halfway point at 6.00 PM today with my daughter for her fortnightly access visit?’, were regarded as abuse by her and she took out a non-trespass order on me, wouldn’t answer the phone and blocked any communication I tried to have with my daughter. This has gone on for 2 and a half years now.
It goes without saying that the useless Family Court didn’t bother enforcing the Parenting Order because we MUST NOT have fathers involved with their daughters in any way at all despite all Court records saying I am a very good father. Anyway I’ve recently learned that she has kept my daughter out of school for the last 18 months. A couple of weeks ago I contacted CYFS about this and also raised other concerns I have about my daughter being verbally and emotionally abused by her barking mad mother (who has some sort of paranoid personality disorder). Not only does my daughter not go to school but she isn’t allowed to socialise with other kids because after all the world is a very bad place and she must stay home with mummy and keep her company. So far all I have seen from CYFS is paper shuffling and incompetence; for example wasting a week by referring the case to the wrong CYFS branch.
Has anyone out there had any experience of CYFS in a situation such as mine? A Differential Response Co-ordinator (whatever that is) is handling the case. My biggest fear is that they have the same gender bias as the FC and IRD CS and my concerns won’t be taken seriously because I am male. Also, if CYFS are completely useless are there any govt agencies I could turn to who may help? My main concern is that my highly intelligent daughter is having her potential snuffed out by her barking mad (still undiagnosed) mother and is likely prey for Internet predators. She’s 13 and is allowed to spend all day on the Internet. Her mother also has an unhealthy obsession with her and takes her to various psychologists and doctors with all kinds of alleged illnesses ranging from autism (not formerly diagnosed) to leg and arm deficits (doctor says her hamstrings are tighter than normal). Is it any wonder, she’s allowed to lie on the floor all day staring into a laptop screen instead of running around socialising with other kids and playing sport and going to school. Of course each alleged disability attracts extra money from the State which helps fund her mother’s beneficiary lifestyle.
I would appreciate any feedback you guys may have re this?