Hi Claire, the caff cass officer paid me a visit oday (sunday as I am working in the week) he didn't seem to take my concerns seriously, instead he said that we should have a communicating book so my ex partner doesn't have to ask my daughter. in regards ***** ***** bringing the contact near to me, he was total against it even when I said that I have to work on Saturday and my ex does not pay maintenance and I can't afford every week travelling. caffcass said as I want it supervised it is my responsibility for contact to be maintained. he did not see my ex as a risk even though the test of drugs were positive and even though I said about the money laundering, instead he sd my ex has said I am obsessed with him and he just wants to see his daughter and wants overnight stay and the caffcass officer will be putting this in his report.. I am quite worried now. I feel indirectly the caffcass office was saying if I don't want to travel give him overnight access. please shed some light. I cant afford to lose my job but if the courts make me travel how will I do it. I feel very stressed and depressed and I think my ex's plan is working I feel I will have a breakdown.
I do have a solicitor representing me and a few weeks ago my solicitor actually said the court would be impressed that I have maintained contact every week with 3 children and that she doesn't expect the courts to expect ths on a long term. caffcass is aware my ex has family in Leicester and comes to see them every other week yet the caffcass officer was against the change of contact centre.