My daughter is 9 years old. The Prohibited Steps Order states that I must not remove her from England and Wales. Also I must not remove her from the care of her mother, her school or from her maternal grandparents’ care.
The Contact Order dated the 13th February stated that I can have her between 3.45 until 7.30 pm on Tuesday 26th February and Thursday 28th
February and that I can have her between 9am until 7.00 pm on Saturday 23rd February (i.e. today)
When I was in court on 13th February Cafcass turned up and it was only
3 hours before the hearing, I was given a letter concerning their
involvement and told by my daughter’s mum that my daughter also had to be in court. They interviewed my daughter but failed to speak to me before the hearing.
When I raised a complaint against Cafcass, they apologised and stated they did not know a previous agreement concerning the two week period that her mother was away.
I located a copy of the "Notice of Proceedings" that was given to her solicitor prior to attendance in court on 10th January 2013, and under the
section "What to do next" it stated that they had to complete the Cafcass C7 Acknowledgement Form, return it to the court and serve a copy to the other parties. They purposely did not do that and neither Cafcass nor the courts are aware of that breech, although I'm not too sure if it has any relevance.My ex is due to return on 2nd March.