Family and Children
In the case of Re Y-M (a child) (father’s contact: anger management issues) , The Court of Appeal ruled that a judged had erred in granting a father contact with his child.
Contact had initially been suspended over concerns that the father had anger management issues. A CAFCASS officer recommended that contact should not be resumed until these claims had been investigated.
The father visited his GP who produced a report suggesting the father did not have any anger issues. The judge allowed supervised contact to take place. The mother appealed.
The mother argued that the judge had made an error in allowing contact based on the GP’s report. The GP had not seen the CAFCASS report and the recommendations it contained.
The appeal was allowed.