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Good evening to you, I'm Lea and I am going to assist you today.
What type of order have you received?
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That's just an application, not an order.
What is he asking for?
How old is your son?
Has he ever lived with this man?
The first thing to note is that all you have received so far is an application form. This man has to persuade the court that he has had sufficient contact with the child prior to this point in order to be given permission to make the application in the first place. The C100 form allows for permission to be asked on the same form, but it is a matter that the court has to deal with before they proceed to consider the actual application for contact.
At the age of 15, barring your child having any special needs that mean he can't make decisions for himself, the court will want to hear from him as to his views. If he doesn't want to see this man, there is no court that is going to order him to do so - not at 15, and particularly not because this person is not even a blood relative.
The first thing that will happen will be for the court to list the matter for a hearing and then CAFCASS will be in touch with you to find out your views. Tell them clearly that you do not want this man to have contact and your reasons why. CAFCASS will do background checks with the police and social services and report back to the court.
You should attend the first hearing (it will likely be via phone) and be clear when you inform the court that you disagree with this man being given permission to continue with his application - give your reasons why. The court will make the decision as to whether or not he can continue with the application. With any luck, the court will decide to deny him permission and then his application will be dismissed.
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