Hi, thank you for your question. Could you please attach the order using the paperclip icon?
Thank you for confirming. I have considered the order and it is clear that there is no formal order, but a reflection and recital as to your agreement for the arrangements.
You have raised two concerns, one of them serious. The first is him leaving the children with his partner and the second and more serious incident is him slapping the children. The latter would be grounds to suspend contact until it is clear that the children are not at risk. Therefore you should amend the text you have outlined to email to him to confirm what you will inform the police about if you were to contact them.
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1. It is correct that slapping in itself, if it does not cause a mark is not illegal, but the emotional and physical harm that this would cause may be seen as a child protection concern.
2. The agreement in the order does not provide for indirect telephone contact and it would be expected that time spent with each parent should be enjoyed solely between that parent and the child and it is usual for there to be provision for telephone contact where there is a less regular contact arrangement. In any event you should propose it due to the children's views.
-If the children are staying somewhere you are not aware of, eg. his partner's address you would be entitled to know where they stay if it is not with him - but this brings up more issues that the time they are with him should be spent with him and not solely with his new partner.