hello again Clare,
I had a requestfor feedback in my inbox, to which I replied, favourably. But I have just seen two similar messages in my junk mail-so hope that you received my positive feedback.
I have two queries:
*Looking again at the Guardian's position statement, I note that she does not specify the number of supervised contact visits there should be during the school holidays. Do you think this gives son and Mckenzie friend some scope for negotiation if Gdn insists on contact only in holiday time? (I suspect this came from the ex-partner).
The M. friend's position statement asks for supervised contact at a contact centre omce a month. Also, for this to be an interim order only, while son completes the Thames Valley programme (still no start date). Once completed, for the final order to allow progressive supervised contact with a view to this being at my home, as before.
*My second query: the Bar Pro-Bono unit, which I orginally approached nefore the first hearing in January, was oversubscribed and could not help. Yesterday a unit caseworker emailed to say did I realise son can have a Md.friend and a barrister?No, I didn't. She was trying to get a volunteer barrister for the hearing this Friday 26.and will let me know yes or no on Thursday.
The Mc.friend says it's up to my son to decide whether to take up the offer of help if it's made. If a barrister can attend, I'm wondering whether he or she can make any difference to the judge's decision. Mc..friend says he will be very much led by the Guardian's statement.
Would be grateful for your thoughts. Diffcult for me to see things clearly, as I have no experience in this area and am also emotionally involved..