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Cafcass section 7 report CAO & PR have asked other post to be removed

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LauraEmma72 Sun 15-Oct-17 23:29:56

Hi, I'm new to here, I hope this time this makes more sense, I have been denied contact with my daughter for nearly 4 years by her dad and step mum despite there being a court order in place. I have written letters asking for updated information, photographs, school reports and contact I have never once received a reply.
Now I will admit I had my issues back then, I suffered with my mental health, I wasn't coping I had post natal depression from when my daughter was born, which spiraled out of control, I turned to drugs of a way of coping and took an overdose when my children went to live with their dads.
I have regular contact with my son, I always have done. I have recently been in to court as my daughters dad has now separated from his wife and his wife now wants a parental responsibility order over my daughter, so I applied for a contact order and I have now discovered that my daughters dad is back on drugs this last year, and his ex wife left our daughter in the care of her older child who was intoxicated and social services were informed, but I was never notified of any of this.
I moved away and have changed my life around, I have been drug free since I moved to Scotland and met my current partner who I have been in a stable relationship with for nearly 4 years. The judge has ordered a section 7 report to be carried out on my child, the step mum and her dad and only asked me to provide a letter from my doctor for the next hearing.
But whist in court the judge asked me if I wanted to go for a residency order, which I could only reply to with at this time I have not considered that option as contact is what I was here to seek. Then the step mum steps up stating she wants the residency removed from the dad and she wants residency herself, the judge stated that is not what she had applied for and asked did she even know what she wanted?
This is a complete mine field has anyone else ever came across this before?
My head is in a spin right now, I have no idea what to expect next as both step mum and daughters dad ignored cafcass call and didn't speak to them until just before we went into first court hearing.

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