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Ex is refusing cafcas permission to speak to child

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3 years 4 days ago #494006 by fencing
Hi

Second child related hearing is due for July 14th for me to gain more access to my third daughter - who is now 14.

Post the first hearing the judge ordered that CAFCAS produce (by July 7th) a section 7 the report address:
a) the wishes and feelings of the child so far as they can be ascertained.
b) the safeguarding concerns expressed by the Mother.

The initial CAFCAS report unearthed a plethora of unfounded accusations made against me by the child's mother. I have been interviewed by CAFCAS, who now have my version of events. However at that interview it was revealed that my ex wife is stopping CAFCAS from interviewing my Daughter, who is 14 and very articulate on the grounds of safeguarding concerns.

So in a nutshell - as this was part of a court order can she refuse this permission? what can I do about it? my ex is deemed to be the primary carer.

Any advice please.......

Thanks

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3 years 4 days ago #494017 by dukey
Its a little odd, on the one hand a Judge ordered a wishes and feelings report which is not uncommon, your wife is refusing to allow it, chances are you will need to wait until the next hearing if Cafcas say they can`t do it.

It could be worth having your own report drafted before the next hearing.

Otherwise its a waiting game and very frustrating.

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