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Renren07
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Afternoon all I’ve received child arrangement hearing no one to attend and states cafcass have to do safeguarding letter to the courts by mid may will I receive a call and what do I need to prepare for any advice be greatly appreciated 

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Topic starter Posted : 16/04/2021 4:28 pm
Bill337
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hi,

initial safeguarding call will be basic. Will ask you what the issues are and what you are looking for in child arrangements? they might ask you to answer to allegations from ex. be calm and child-focused. Do not give impression that your interested in making your ex out to be a bad parent.

after call they will write a brief letter for you and the court. they will advise courts on net steps to take.

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Posted : 17/04/2021 3:53 pm
Yoda
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As Bill has said, the initial call is pretty basic and Cafcass will produce a brief safeguarding letter for the court giving their view on what course the proceedings should take. 

If you are attending the hearing in person, it's advisable to prepare a short position statement for the court. Lay out why you are making the application, what you are asking the court to do and if you have any views on the Cafcass letter. If you are attending remotely, you will need to send the position statement to court ahead of the hearing. 

Anything you send to court, you also need to send to the other side. 

 

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Posted : 21/04/2021 8:38 am
Renren07
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@yoda the hearing in may is no attendees just for court judge to view the safeguarding letter from cafcass.it stated on court paper I received 

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Topic starter Posted : 21/04/2021 10:54 pm
Yoda
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that's very unusual unless the judge has decided otherwise, the first hearing is called a FHDRA and is usually attended by both parties and sometimes the court duty Cafcass officer. 

At the moment, some of these hearings are taking place via video or telephone call. Sometimes they are in person. 

Usually, the judge looks at the letter, asks both parties what their position is, asks if their can be any agreement and then gives directions for the proceedings if they need to continue. 

 

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Posted : 23/04/2021 3:26 pm
Renren07
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@yoda sorry bit more info currently have nmo against me which I’m due Scott schedule next week.then June have directions hearing and fact finding hearing as contested order.originally my c100 was put on hold but received court paper that be hearing in mid may no attendees and cafcass would have to submit safeguarding letter to court 6 days prior to that hearing hope this makes easier to understand regards kris 

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Topic starter Posted : 23/04/2021 5:45 pm
Dellboy763
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Hi all. I have a Cafcass meeting in Mid may and first court hearing in Mid june

My ex and i split early Nov 2020 i saw my daughter evry Sunday for a month and the out of the blue she sent me a text stating no more contact and that i will have  to go to court to see my daughter again.She has reported me to the police for common assault, harrasment and threatening behaviour, all of which was no further action by them as i did nothing wrong apart from plead with her to see my daughter.All of which she has ignored since the 6th of December.My ex has also not answered my calls to speak to my daughter.I am concerned that she is painting me out to be horrible and abusive and that cafcass will take her side as the Mother even though i understand they are independent. She is contesting my access order on the grounds of our daughter is at risk from domestic abuse which is so hurtful and upsetting, i dont understand why she is doing this to me.And in the next breath she texted me for the first time in months saying " I am not saying NO contact. I want her to have both her parents in her life, but we need to let the court decide"

So i just dont understand what she means by this, she is saying and acting in contrary ways,i am so confused.

I guess i dont have a question, i just wanted to get it off my chest and to try and understand why?

 

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Posted : 25/04/2021 11:59 am
Bill337
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Hi,

Yes I think there will be alot of thinks you wont understand or won't make Sense if she's being unreasonable. I would suggest to continue with court application, so you can get a decent arrangement in place.

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Posted : 25/04/2021 3:16 pm
Dellboy763
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@bill337  Thanks bill. Yes have come so far.

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Posted : 26/04/2021 10:15 am
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