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hair strand test?

(3 Posts)
agilevangelista Tue 02-Jun-15 21:40:31

I have a child protection order due to dv. he apparently is now fine. I have gone to AA for a few months and Dvip woman's group and about to start counselling. at my last conference they mentioned a hair strand test. can they do this?

babybarrister Wed 03-Jun-15 09:52:24

the court can order hair strand tests but they will only do so if there is a reason to. if a person accepts overuse of alcohol or use of drugs then there is no point. there is also a problem as in fact they are not that accurate and they are very expensive ....

lostdad Wed 03-Jun-15 13:23:03

As babybarrister says. If the court feels it is appropriate it will order it (and in any case if you did something like getting one done yourself and submitting it to the court it may be refused anyway).

Also agree about accepting overuse. Being seen to take responsibility for any issues goes a long way in my experience - written evidence of this such as visiting the doctor for liver function tests, engaging with substance abuse organisations, etc. often impresses the court a great deal.

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