Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Is there a court order in place regarding contact.
how often has he missed a weekend?
Could you explain that a little more
If she refuses to let her daughter go what will her ex do?
Please do not worry - it is not easy to get a second passport - and he would need a signature from your daughter as well.
I am afraid it is unlikely that a refusal will do anything other than make him feel yet more of the world is against him.
Your daughter is clearly very committed to ensuring her daughter has a good relationship with her father but the time may have come
to place some temporary limits on it.
The starting point is for her to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.
It is unlikely that mediation will be viable from what you said but having attended will enable your daughter to apply for a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent her ex removing the child form her care and a Child Arrangement Order limiting contact to day time visits only until the father's mental health has improved.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Well - not without your daughter knowing!