Maintaining a supervised contact order

Marie acted for a young mother where there were numerous safeguarding concerns regarding the father of the child. These related to his wider family, and included Children’s Services involvement. The court did not allow him unsupervised contact with Marie’s client’s child.

The father refused to co-operate with the CAFCASS safeguarding checks or engage in the directions of the court made in relation to him providing evidence. As a result of this the contact remained supervised at a contact centre.