What are the expectations for facilitating video calls and contact between a child and non-resident parent, according to the court/cafcass?
Looking for some family law advice if possible please.
My partner is the resident parent and has been for nearly 3 years. There were horrific events which lead to the child being removed by social services, then the child not seeing the non resident parent for over 2 and a half years as the non resident parent was too busy and wouldn’t travel. There are weekly video calls which the child does not enjoy.
We are now back in proceedings and an interim order has been made for an increase in video calls - one of these is a set day and time, the other to be agreed between parties. The non resident parent is often unavailable at any time the child is and expects us to keep the child up late in case they are then available to call. We feel that this is unreasonable and since the introduction of extra calls and the possibility of direct contact, the child is unable to manage emotions and is suffering anxiety to the extent the school safeguarding team are involved. Upon advice from school we are keeping to routines to try and regulate the child and feel changing things would be more detrimental.
Just looking for some advice on what the court/cafcass expect in terms of facilitating calls and the possibility they will expect us to ensure the child is available to suit the non resident parent. Any help appreciated 🙂