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Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.
Just to clarify - it's a s37 and not a s7 report?
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When did social services become involved with the family?
If that is the case, then the s37 report will reflect that it has been the father who has been the main parent caring for the child and should be positive in relation to him if there have never been any concerns raised about his parenting or treatment of the mother and child previously.
The court aren't going to be interested in character references - these don't hold any weight in a family court, though if the father believes there are people who can provide witness statements to support any element of what he has to say in relation to the accusations against him, then he is at liberty to request that the court give permission for those people to submit witness statements and be called to any final hearing or fact finding hearing that the court believes is necessary.
At this stage though, there is no need for your partner to submit anything to the court - he will be directed to do so at a later hearing if it is deemed necessary. For the time being he can provide any and all information that he believes is relevant to the social worker who is going to write the s37 report as they will be interviewing him and the mother (individually) to establish what each party has to say.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Thank you for the positive rating.
I hope all goes well for your partner.
All the best.