Re A (A child) (Supervised contact order: assessment of impact of domestic violence)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The mother appealed against an order providing for R to have supervised contact with her father. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held, inter alia, that it was clear that the judge had given full and proper consideration to each of the relevant factors necessary for the risk assessment required by s 1 of the Children Act 1989 and the Family Procedure Rules 2010, Practice Direction 12J. His conclusion that face-to-face contact was in R's best interests, in a supervised setting, was justified on the basis of that risk assessment and was a conclusion that had been well within the range of justifiable welfare determinations.

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