the 14 year old child has 1 phone call a week and visits to mother 3 times a years.
dad lives with child in london and mother lives in stoke-on-trent which is 3 hours drive distance.
he the dad applied for residents order when he took them and won it the mum was told she couldn't appeal or apply after he won.
and only visit her 3 in 4 years.
yes from the beginning
social services where involved since he applied to court not before