CAFCAS recommended a progression of contact from Observed;
Supported; to Supervised (or whatever is the normal progression).
This was not observed by the father (he has legal aid, my daughter does not have legal aid!) and his barrister was extremely aggressive and
even "blocked" my daughter having a Residency Order which the Judge
agreed (denied the Residency Order). They are pushing hard for unsupervised contact...that is to take the three year old child away...even
overnight visits...he has no transport....and is not fit and has no experience of looking after any child, let alone a sensitive little boy.
All my daughter's revelations about this man's views/values/behaviours are dismissed as "not evidence" and even scurrilous. Nevertheless,
the child would be at risk and the judge told her that the father's right of contact took precedence. Please....what can my daughter do to protect her son? The system is failing her. She has complained in writing to the Court that she did not get a fair hearing (not allowed to speak even when representing herself) and she feels that she has alienated the judge who is not at all sympathetic nor concerned. What can she do? PLEASE!