Docs has been trying to contact my partner with regards to the welfare of our one-year-old child, who is in perfect health except for a little bit of eczema on her legs which we have been to the doctor about and have been treating. We are looking for a place to live at the moment and are currently residing at a friend's place until we can get our own. Docs sent a text message to my partner saying that if we didn't attend their office by 11am Wednesday morning 3/08/16, that they would be filing an order about our child's welfare to go before the family court. We replied to this message informing them we would not be able to attend their office this day as we had already previous booked appointments to attend on this day, but also told them we would be happy to present ourseIves and our child to their office the following day which was Thursday 04/08/16, to which they did not answer back. Unbeknownst to us they went ahead and made a court date for Thursday 04/08/16, the date we offered to present ourselves to their office. The next day, on Friday 05/08/16, a barrage of police and Docs workers showed up at our friend's place where we've been staying and said they have an arrest warrant for us for missing court. Docs claimed they were unable to find us, so they went ahead made a court date without informing us and when we unknowingly missed the court date. All of a sudden, they magically know where we've been staying and they came and took our child and placed in the care of the minister and put my partner and me in jail for the night and most of the next day. All this for missing a court date we were never informed about. Is this legal? If they knew where we were to arrest us, why did they not serve us a court attendance notice in person? This can't be legal surely. I thought if you had no fixed address and you were required to attend court that you needed to be served a notice by the police in person, which we were not. We were not given any written or verbal notice about a court date being set. Yet we were arrested for not attending. Is this legal?