UK Family Law
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Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need sone further information first
Where is contact meant to take place?
So the Social Services actually deal with the arrangements?
If so what is the problem with letting them collect the child?
I am afraid that at seven the child is not old enough for her wishes to be decisive
She cannot decide whether or not she goes to school - nor whether or not she goes to the Dentist
Whether or not the Grand parents had been at the hearing it is likely that the Contact Order would be made.
Of course the child does not have to interact with her father when she is out - she can simply engage the social workers in conversation - but I am afraid there is currently no option and it is the responsibility of the Grandparents to make the child available to Social service sto facilitate the contact
I am sorry to give bad news, but I have to be realistic for you
Please ask if you need further details
Have you spoken to social services about the child's feelings? What do they say?