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FHDRA hearing. Help?

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Hi dads,


I need help.

so I have interim primary care of my daughter who is 20months old. My ex wife has x3 unsupervised contact days. This was ordered on the emergency hearing (which was raised by my wife and dismissed)

My wife was on bail for assault, no further action. I expressed her suicidal tendencies and that she physically and verbally assaults our child.


CAFCASS did the safeguarding and was biased. They recommend a section 7 report (which is fine with me) but they also recommend interim shared care! How can they say that for a mother who twice tried to jump out of a window, assaulted our child, and was arrested for assaulting me (was only released with no further action as I dropped the charges)


anyways I have a barrister who is going to fight against the recommended shared care.

I have the FHDRA next week. Any advice or info on what will most likely happen? Surely they can’t give shared care for someone suicidal. Also how can they give her more shared care? I have full care right now.


any help?

Topic starter Posted : 17/03/2023 11:53 pm
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  • Hi, when they mention interim shared care, is it 50/50? Your barrister should be able to advise you on what happens next. Court will rely heavily on the S7 report.

Posted : 18/03/2023 3:50 pm

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Yes the barrister is aware and they are going to challenge it and say we should stick to the status quo. 

i am shocked to hear that CAFCASS can make such ridiculous recommendation of 50/50. Especially when I said.. prolonged stays with mother presents a great risk to my daughter, tried jumping out the window twice with her and also physically and verbally assaults her. Sure, during contact things may be rosy, but now they are saying to go shared care on the interim. Makes no sense. Let s7 be done, then once assured, I will be happy to allow 50/50 or whatever they decide. 

Do I have a case?

Topic starter Posted : 18/03/2023 5:59 pm

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