Son won't know what the Guardian has recommended until the final hearing.
There is no reference in the court papers to ordering a section 7 report.
Papers for the last hearing (Effective As A Dispute Resolution Appointment) on 16th April say: " The solicitor (ie Guardian) shall file and serve a position statement and any Part 25 application by 5.6.16."
Hope that helps.
The wording at the hearing on 13th March was : "The Child is assessed as a party to the proceedings in his own right. The court shall send a copy iof this order to the Cafcass Service Manager, who shall appoint an officer as Guardian as promptly as possible."
The person appointed is a Family Court Advisor, who is based at Cafcass.
Yes, at the 13th March hearing, son was asked to give details of professional parties who could supply reports on him and his progress.
The list was supplied to court for the 16th April hearing.
Lucy Faitfull Foundation charity
Son's probation officer, requiring details of his current assessed risk, likely start date of TV propgramme and a copy of the pre-sentence report completed in respect of him
The Legal Officer for local childrens services. She wrote to son's former solicitor last year confirming that 'contact should be supervised while he undertakes the work identified by the Probation Service.'
The 16th April hearing also required a letter from local childrens services to give details of their involvement with the family and a copy of any assessments they carried out on the family.
Police also required to disclose documents in respect of son's conviction: logs, reports, interviews, witness statrements (NB: one of these is from ex-partner's best friend, a self-styled expert in grooming).
.There have been three hearings to date: January, First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment; March; April, the Dispute Resolution Appointment.
Yes as far as I am aware. I believe the letters from the therapist, probation officer and Lucy Faithfull will be reasonably positive.
That's very helpful. Thank you Clare.
My apologies I have just been through the files again and discovered that the Guardian was in fact allocated to prepare and file a Section
7 report on the current court proceeedings
This was stated in a letter to my son from Cafcass dated 31st March.It had slipped into thick file of papers.
Does this significantly change your conclusion?