Our expert says:
It does sound as though you have very reasonable grounds for feeling concerned about the wellbeing of this child, and by having her with you some of the time, you are clearly part of the child's caregving system, and have a proper interest in her. DO contact the child welfare authorities who can check on the precise situation at her home where she spends most of her time. And as almost mad and David say, you could potentially apply to a court to be given custody of the child, becoming her primary caregiver, with the mother having visitation rights if that were thought appropriate. David sounds experienced and knowledgeable, so re-read his comments carefully
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