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Yes indeed, he can apply for a child arrangements order if his ex does not let him see his daughter enough or changes the arrangements. Your Son will need to contact a local family mediator first before applying and he can do that here: http://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk
The mediator will do an assessment which is usually around £30 and then recommend a few follow up sessions. They should be able to tell him if he qualifies for legal aid.
Once he has have done that, he will need to fill out form C100 (a copy of which is attached) and send 3 copies to the local family court centre. There will be a hearing after he sends that form in and a family court adviser will be there in attendance too (from CAFCASS).
The application costs £215 payable to HMCTS (by cheque or over the phone if he rings his local family court centre). He can get a fee exemption if he is on a low income/has low savings. He would need to fill out a fee exemption form (http://www.gov.uk/get-help-with-court-fees)
The court will likely grant a child arrangements order if it would be in the child’s best interests. The courts encourage both parties to be involved in their child’s upbringing. Reasons why a court may refuse would be if there is a history of domestic violence or alcohol/substance abuse, or another reason why it would not be in the child’s best interests if a contact order were to be made.
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