Proceedings issued following local authority’s concerns about long standing neglect and domestic abuse between the mother of the four children and her current partner, the father of the youngest child, including psychical harm to some of the children. The paternity of the third child is in issue.
The catalyst for the proceeding was a recent incident of domestic abuse.
There are issues of mental health relating to the mother.
My client has been refused contact to his two children for some time but now seeks to be assessed to care for them.
At an initial ICO/removal hearing, dealt with on submissions, the court made interim care orders and all four children have been placed together in foster care.