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My children are resident with their father. They were subject

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My children are resident with their father. They were subject to a contact order which ran out on the 15/10/2015. Am I allowed to see my children? What are my rights? Can social services stop me from seeing my children?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi Thank you for your questionMy name is ***** ***** do my best to help you but I need some further information firstHow old are the children and what makes you think that the Order has run out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello my children are 7 and 10. We had a court hearing last year and residence was given to their father. The court order stated that there would be supervised contract for a year. We were supposed to move to a more normal contact arrangements, however social services have not done anything to move it in that direction and the father will not speak to me and maintains he does not want me to see the children.
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
When did you last see them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I saw them a fortnight ago. I have been seeing them every fortnight and one telephone call every fortnight.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been seeing them every alternate Sunday for 5 hours supervised contact and a phone call every alternate Sunday.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I live in Ipswich and have been driving down to Peacehaven where their father is.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi, are you still there?
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
How were social services involved?
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Hi
My apologies for the delay
Have you spoken to Social Services and asked how matters are meant to proceed?
Who has supervised the contact until now?
Clare
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
You have also mentioned the clause with regard to the Child Arrangement Order - can you give the exact wording please of the clause limiting your contact for a period of one year. Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 1 year ago.
Please so not worry - I am aware that the problem is that the Supervised Contact was for a year and no provision is in place for how it moves on there i sno need for the wording - which is standard
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 1 year ago.
Can you please give the exact wording please - thanks