My child (15.5) has runaway twice in the past few months. They now state they wish to live with their partner and their family. My child has been engaging in risky behaviour (shop lifting, graffiti, lies, sneaks out, vapes, possible drug use as well as selling/buying) and is verbally abusive towards us and their siblings. Whilst it is not what we want, as a family with other children, we need to look after all our needs not just one persons. So we are allowing it. We need to know what our rights and responsibilies are in regards to their care whilst not in our home. They have a job and some savings. They have said they will continue to work and commute to their current school (which we will continue to pay school needs). The family that they want to live with, i believe, isn't a great family. I do not have any relationship with them, the "mother" does not answer calls or text messages. She also lied to the police and us and hid our child from us for 24 hours. Any advice or suggestions, links to articles or numbers to call would be most appreciated.
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