Mother applied for a residence order in respect of her son & daughter – both were living with mother but mother felt that the arrangements needed to be formalised. Mother also applied for a contact order as son was enjoying extensive contact but daughter was not having any and had been excluded from paternal family.
Contact arrangements in respect of the son broke down due to this divisive treatment. With the help of CAFCASS, mother successfully managed to work out a contact schedule to include both children and a residence order was ordered in mother’s favour.
A parental responsibility order was made by consent for the father in respect of the parties’ daughter, as he was not named on her birth certificate.