Hi there I was wondering if anyone could offer me some insight. My ex partner has recently took ne to court for access to our son which I stopped due to his behaviour and telling me he can’t cope etc etc. Cafcass want to do a section 7 and I haven’t got a clue what that means or what they are actually going to do the hole thing is just making me physically sick thinking about it and I also have a court case with him next week over harassment any advice would be most helpful thank you!
A section 7 relates to thoughts and feelings of the children. My own personal experience was very positive, our Cafcass worker was lovely and chatted with each of my children (age 14,11,6 years) to determine their thoughts and feelings regarding where they would live, whom they would live with and how much time would be spent with the other parent. They met with the children at home, in school and at the local Cafcass centre. She took the time to get to know my children so they felt able to communicate their wishes. This resulted in 3 happy kids, 2 of which see dad alternate weekends, 1 of the kids has no contact with dad of his own choice. She looked at attendance, punctuality and performance at school. Obviously, they were gauging the children’s relationship with me and each other too.