Along with coping with my (yet to be confirmed) diagnosis, very long term sick leave and moving house, I have been involved or the last 20 months in a paternity battle with my ex-partner regarding my daughter. I am finally due in court at the end of the month and yesterday received my CAFCASS report and recommendations. Apparently because of my illness not only am I not to be considered a suitable full-time parent for my daughter, but my condition is so grave that I must never be considered capable of unsupervised time with her, see a quote from her findings below;
' A major area of concern for me is Mr Holland's Lupus condition. Following a discussion with Mr Holland and through researching this condition on the internet, I understand that this is an autoimmune life-long condition, which can flare up at any moment, can effect organ functioning and has life-altering (if not life threatening) consequences for Lupus patients. I am concerned how his condition could impact on his ability to care for ___________. She is a young child, only 3 years ld, who requires consistent care and supervision and it would seem Mr Holland's condition could prevent him from affording ______, during their time together. Should Mr Holland spend time with ______, away from the current setting _________contact centre, I am of the view this must continue to be supported.'
I find that either ignorance or worse still scaremongering on an absolutely scandalous scale! If this were a criminal case I think I would be calling for expert witnesses, as it is does anyone have any recommendations as to how I can highlight the flaws in this statement for the court, bearing in mind that time is now of the essence.