Re A (a child) (Contact order: child's contact with mother where contact detrimental to mother's mental health)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appellant father's appeal against the dismissal of his application for contact with his son, B, who was 12 years old. The court held that, in circumstances where the mother showed the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and B had expressed a wish to have no contact with the father, the judge had been entitled to conclude that contact would not have worked.

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