I HAVEN’T SEEN MY DAUGHTER FOR OVER THREE YEARS, WHERE DO I START?
You should start by attempting to discuss with your daughter’s Mother why she is not letting you see your daughter. If it is possible to resolve outstanding issues, an informal Agreement or Parenting Plan can be drawn up and signed by you confirming contact arrangements and your commitment to joint parenting and acting in your daughter’s best interests. CAFCASS have some useful resources on Parenting Plans that you may wish to refer to.
Support can also be accessed from family solicitors, mediators, counsellors and therapists at this early stage and throughout if you require assistance with drafting or resolving particularly ‘knotty’ issues…….