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Hello, my name is Marcus.
Much depends on the acceptance of the Father as regards ***** ***** and desire to change.
Domestic violence is not a bar to contact if contact can be safe for the children and father is acknowledging of his past behaviour that he has sought help for.
A father who is not acknowledging of past behaviour will struggle to secure contact.
They would also have to demonstrate that they can abstain from drinking and have regular hair strand tests for a period of time.
Contact has to be in the child's best interests and most importantly safe for the child.
Each case is judged of its own merits. Claiming cross allegations is of a concern and suggests a lack of insight trying to shift the blame.
If contact was refused then father would have to make a court application during the course of which there maybe a need for a fact finding hearing if father is not fully accepting and a risk assessment.
Ultimately contact needs to be safe for a child. None acceptance of past behaviour suggests that contact might not be safe.
In the circumstances you describe if contact was to be considered initially it would be closely supervised before consideration was given to unsupervised contact.