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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are you a named on his birth certificate?
-What have the arrangements been since separation?
-What action are the police or social services pursuing?
Thank you. Firstly, a child has a right to a relationship with both parents and this can only be reasonably refused if there are child protection concerns.
In the circumstances I would suggest that you first write to her formally requesting for contact to return to the previous arrangements and explain why it is in your son's best interests and request a deadline for a response. If there is no response to your request you should make a referral to an independent mediator (you can find local ones here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk). The mediator will assist you both in reaching an amicable agreement that is in the children's best interests. If mediation does not help, then you will be able to pursue an application to court under Form C100 together with a £215 court fee to your local family court for a child arrangement order and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:1.The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsIf you have any further questions regarding this please let me know. In the meantime if you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for answering your question without a positive rating. Thank you
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