F v H and another

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Although the amendments to the Children Act 1989, introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014, emphasised the presumption that, unless the contrary was shown, involvement of a parent in the life of a child would further the child's welfare, that presumption was subject to the requirement that the parent concerned might be involved in the child's life in a way that did not put the child at risk of suffering harm. The Family Division so ruled in allowing the father's appeal and, applying the law to the facts, setting aside an order made, on the application of the child's guardian, for direct supervised contact between the mother and the child.

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