Bookmark and Share

CONTACT: Re C-G (Contact Order: Staying Contact with Father)

06 MAR 2013

(Court of Appeal, Thorpe, Sullivan, Davis LJJ, 27 February 2013)

The 5-year-old child had severe allergies including food allergies. The father had been granted contact but sought staying contact which the mother opposed due to the need for the child's constant supervision.

The Cafcass officer supported the father's application but during the hearing expressed the concern that the mother's anxieties might have an adverse affect on the child. The judge rejected the Cafcass officer's recommendation for a psychological report and ordered staying contact with the father. The mother appealed.

Appeal allowed. The judge had failed to recognise the change of stance of the Cafcass officer and to provide reasons as to why he rejected the final recommendation.

 

 

Reforming Family Justice

A Guide to the Family Court and the Children and Families Act 2014

"A large and important book that should be on the shelf of every family lawyer." Sir James Munby

from £49.50 More Info
Family Law Reports

Family Law Reports

"The unrivalled and authoritative source of judicially approved case reports, covering all areas...

£423.00 More Info
Available in Family Law Online