I currently have a case under investigat...

Asked by Tayla on 17-06-2021 14:19:57
Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng

I currently have a case under investigation in the children's court. Simply put my child is in temporary safe care pending investigation under the social development social worker. I would like to know if I am allowed to request and receive documents of the case file. As I need to find out what the allegations are and orders made by the court. I did hand in a certified affidavit stating that I request a copy of the file for myself that I gave in to the magistrate at the last hearing I attended.

The clerk of the court keeps asking me to come back each week due to different reasons.

Last week I went and asked for it she then again asked me to come back next week so I went and saw the supervisor. The clerk told the supervisor datafile just arrived but she cannot provide me with the copies and says I am not authorised to receive it and that it was because it has contents of a sensitive nature and that my attorney should receive it.

She stated that the magistrate did approve the affidavit that I gave in was approved. Even the social worker has advised that I collect copies from the court.

Am I allowed access to my file and who can I speak to ?

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