The note from Children's Services mentioned nothing abut them thinking that the mum is manipulating the child to not come to my home. This really is critical, as once Children's Services spoke to mum and warned her about her conduct, all contact with me stopped.
For most of the 50 minute interview the Cafcass was saying that it seems like a simple disagreement about contact. That I need to consider agreeing to something at mediation to spare child from the pain of a section 7 report. Implying that even no contact is acceptable if it spares the child.
It's only at the end of the interview, when I explained that child has, overnight, decided that he wants no contact with *any* friends and family from my home, and that he will not even visit my home after 50-50 for his whole life, that the tone from the Cafcass seemed to change. She paused, then said that he has rejected my family, friends, and home.
Quite deflated. I was so thrown by the omission by Children's Services that I don't feel that I did a good job of setting out my concerns. I was going to send Cafcass four bullet points summarising my concerns. Would that be acceptable? She hasn't asked for it.
That's the problem: CS did not put it in their letter to Cafcass, so Cafcass won't put it in their letter to the Court and both parties.
50-50 was under a court order already. My application was for enforcement of the existing 50-50 order as my ex breeched it. The other side has responded with an application for the existing order to be varied to indirect contact only.