Hi Clare many thanks for responding. The child is 2 and a half years old, the father currently sees him twice a week, once for 4 hours and the second for 6 hours. he was charged in march for assault, and prior to that early last year. he has attempted suicide on 3 occasions, the last being August last year.
We have been to court over the last 10 months, at the last hearing the court were going to award over night stays, this was not acceptable so has been taken to a final hearing.
we feel that despite the history, the court appears to have totally disregarded my step daughters concerns and the child's welfare.
we need to stop him taking the child overnight at least until he has proven himself. one thing I did not mention is he has another child with his current partner who is three months old, this child was put on the child at risk register before birth and is still on the list to be reviewed in May.
Our question to the court is if his unborn child was on the risk register why is our grandchild not protected, and is the Judge making decisions to appease a new law/policy.
I understand this is a complicated case and you only have a small amount of information, but there must be some way that we can ensure our grandchild is safe and not put in a position that we may regret.