Just moved out of contact centres and have been supervising contact myself - to save money on contact centre - for a few hours every other weekend. It's going OK-sh but she is still maintaining that she did nothing wrong by abducting him that time. And she lies a lot still - about big things (like where she is working) and little things. She has also changed her name by deed poll since the abduction but has not updated her passport or driving licence - so she is currently operating under 2 diffeernt IDs - whihc makes me even more worried!
No - it was costing us £30 each for contact to be supervised by them. And she wants to have him unsupervised and overnight - hence planning to aply to vary the court order. Everyone says the court will just give her a 2nd chance and trust that she has sorted herself out a year on, and won't abduct him again.
We did all that before the abduction. That's why we had to move to supervised at the contact centre. She's applying to vary the court order to ask for unsupervised contact and overnight stays - and she's likely to get it apparently. So my question is not about contact centre options - it is about whether, if we get a PSO and she breaches it with another abduction, the court will punish her this time. And what I can do to minimise the risk of her breaching it again - eg tagging?
So breaching a PSO is no more serious than breaching the original contact order? The courts are not more likely to penalise her if she breaches a PSO/ abducts him again?
OK, that's useful to know. So - as long as she doesn't abduct him more successfully next time, and disappear with him without trace - the prospect of moving back to contact centres that she has to pay for all by herself might be something of a deterrent. Thanks.