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06 Nov 15 #469148 by Tallulah1
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Hi,

We have just received the letter confirming the details of the Section 7 Wishes and Feelings meeting with CAFCASS.

The court ordered sessions of supervised contact with her dad and for the section 7 report.

CAFCASS have set out the timetable of events to be that whilst I am speaking to the CAFCASS Officer, my daughter will be having her 1st session of "observed" contact with her father (for 1.5hrs) then the wishes and feelings work to be carried out immediately after that.

Is it normal for CAFCASS to do the wishes and feelings after a contact session? I was expecting the wishes and feelings to be first and also on a different day to the contact.

I am worried that this is quite alot for my daughter to deal with and having had 1.5hrs with her dad (who she doesn''t want to see) and that this contact could well upset her and therefore affect her ability to explain her feelings to the officer, who she will not have met previously.

Can anyone help?

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05 Jan 16 #471726 by s59
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Depending on how old she is - I''d write to them expressing your concerns as you set them out here and see what they come back with. I''m afraid I have an extremely low opinion of CAFCASS, but you never know, they may put the child first for once, it must happen occasionally even if by accident... Good luck!

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