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    My and babys dad have arrangement in place which was adhered to fine until 3 weeks ago. His girlfriend up and left for 2 weeks came back and since then have had numerous outbursts and arguments with my ex. She has been diagnosed anxiety and depression. I voiced my concerns and dad agreed she would not have contact with our son. He has since gone against that and had her around him so I have restricted the unsupervised contact (contact rest of week per our agreement is supervised at mine) on the grounds I feel there is a safety and wellbeing issue my son being in the home with her current issues. I have said the restriction is only temporary until she gets counselling and help but he wants the unsupervised visits with her present and is seeking legal action. He has refused to see his son and has only seen him 3times in the last 2 weeks which was when his family came down so I allowed her around our son as there was a third party to intervene if she had an outburst. Is there anything I can do or would I be forced to allow her around irregardless of my concerns. Also would his dad have a right to overnight stays? He’s had him a couple of times but complained about baby being restless and not sleeping and when he’s attempted to settle him at mine he struggles and gets frustrated. Our last arranged overnight visit he cancelled and hasn’t asked for overnight access since. I don’t know what to do

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    Hi Kjo191721,

    I’m one of the moderators here on the forum. I’m sure it won’t be long before you connect with other forum members but meanwhile I suggest you call our helpline to talk things through.

    Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline- Freephone 08088020925. Opening hours are Mon 10 to 6, Tues 10 to 4, Weds 10 to 1 and 5 to 7, Thurs 10 to 4, Fri 10 to 4. They can be busy so callers can expect to wait up to 20 minutes before the call is answered. 

    best wishes, Helen

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