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What happens next? Hairstrand refusal

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Hi fellas, 

Slightly stuck here. 
so I have main care of my daughter as in court last year it was decided she spend more time with me due to mums drug issues. 

I applied back to court a few weeks ago due to relapse concerns, hearing was 2 weeks ago and mum was ordered to do a hair strand and we go back in 2 weeks, Cafcass will do checks and phone call etc before then. 

my concern is that hair strand was due to be completed yesterday but the company have stated mum wants to “discuss” this next week with them before agreeing. 

im not sure what to do next, what happens if she refuses? Mum is due her one block week in the summer holidays before the best hearing, what do I do about this? This means she’d have my daughter for 9 days all together and I have huge concerns, even more so now she is stalling hair strand. 

Any guidance appreciated guys! 

Topic starter Posted : 15/07/2021 9:16 pm
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I probably try and speak to a specialist to see what your legal stance is. 


But surely if you are the main guardian of your daughter and you feel it is unsafe and are concerned that it is your right to not hand her over.


I have 0 knowledge of this from a dads persepective, but my partners ex, was an abusive acholic, and they have told her, if you have any concerns and even if you meet up with him to hand her daughter over and you smell or susspect he has been drinking then to not do it.

child safety is first and foremost, court of law will be on your side, esp if she is declining to do a hair test.

Posted : 20/07/2021 2:04 pm

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