Thank you for the question I am sorry to hear of your son's situation. The first step is to call the social services team and ask if there is a case open involving his child. As a parent he should be allowed this information. Regardless of whether this is true or not the next stage will be the same. Unless there is a court order she can prevent him from seeing the child at any point. Therefore in order to clear his name and also have a legally enforceable order, I would advise going to court. You will apply to the court using a form C100. If you instruct a solicitor they will do this for you. The court will likely involve cafcass and ask them to do a section 7 report. An officer from Cafcass will speak with both parents and perhaps immediate family (child's. grandparents etc.) also. The Cafcass officer will write a report and submit the same to the court. The judge will consider the report, any evidence and the statements from both parents. Once this has been submitted and heard, the court will make a judgment based on everything that has been said and presented. The courts of the opinion that in the absence of any safeguarding issues, it is in the child's best interest to have a relationship with both parents. The court is not interested in anything that doesn't directly or indirectly affect the child and will make a judgment based on the child's best interest. On the basis that a contact order is granted, this would be legally enforceable. This means that if the other parent denies contract or refuses to adhere to the terms of the court's order, this can be legally enforced and potentially a case for contempt of court could be brought again the offending parent. This is a serious matter and can even be punishable by imprisonment.
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