So just got my section 7 report. Everything was going well until I got to these, recommendations.
40. In light of the above, I respectfully make the following recommendations:
41. ‘Spends time with’ arrangements to continue to be supervised. This should
include Mr X accessing activities with the children in the community with
the supervision of an agreed third party.
42. Mr X to source and successfully complete an accredited anger
management programme such as the “Living without Violence” programme.
43. Mr X to source and successfully complete a parenting programme.
44. Mr x to provide to the court, within 6 months, evidence of his completion of
the above programmes, as well as his associated learning.
45. Court to then review Mr X progress and consider progression of ‘spends
time with’ arrangements. This will include future plans regarding an identified
third party to facilitate handovers.
46. No further role for Cafcass.
How likely do the courts take cafcass recommendations into account. Itd been bad enough thst my ex wife has been spreading so many lies about me thst she must be rubbing her hands together at the thought if me having to take an anger management course.
The recommendations don't look good. Did your ex have any proof of the DV? There is a recent post in which the barrister cross-examined the Cafcass social worker at the final hearing and she changed the report? Look at this post:
courts like to go with cafcass recommendations most of time. They usually give you chance to agree or disagree with the recommendations. but by the looks of recommendations, you would have to go on those courses, so that contact can progress. they recommended I take the SPIP separated parenting course, which they paid for as they referred me to it. sounds like you got a mean cafcass officer.
They will go with cafcass unless there is very strong evidence to suggest otherwise. I had another 2nd cafcass report made for me on the basis I was actually moving closer, and they failed to take that into consideration and that changed my access being better.