My daughter of 14yrs old, contacted me after 8 years a short while ago. We have been talking frequently since and have seen her in two occasions. On the most recent occasion my daughter called me after I had dropped her at home and asked me to pick her up as her mother had threatened to put her in to care. Obviously I did. However 4 years ago I agreed to a prohibited steps order - a contact order - which I understood to be an order to progress contact in a suitable way. I assumed after 4 years that it would be obvious that contact should have progressed by now and my daughter clearly wants to see her father, moreover live with me.
My daughter has been running away from home recently ( before we were back in touch ) and had been extremely unhappy at home. She has told me that her mother bullies her, controls her beyond normal parenting and takes her phone from her often and without reason. Her mother has constantly poisoned the situation and my daughter, but my daughter has lately found out for herself that she has been lied to and is now obviously rebelling.
She was reported missing on Monday and has stayed with me until today. I was aware of the missing persons appeal the day before last, spoke to my daughter at length as to what we needed to do and then contacted the appropriate authorities. The police appeared just hours later and forced her to leave, in streams of tears. Social services informed the police that I don't have parental rights when I do and it was clearly against her wishes that she left. What do I do?