Please complete this survey only if you had a final court order for ‘indirect’ contact only?

We are carrying out a short survey of parents who had Child Arrangement Orders (contact orders) for indirect contact only i.e. for writing and receiving of letters, cards and gifts, phone calls, Skype calls, emails, etc.

The survey will take just a few minutes to complete. If you are not the parent of the children or have not had such an order please ignore this survey.

The results will be published by FNF and will help inform us and family justice professionals on the issues around making of final orders just for indirect contact. If you are interested to read more about the issue, please see the legal blog Pink Tape : http://www.pinktape.co.uk/rants/no-search-results-found-for-your-query-indirect-contact/

Please skip any questions that do not apply to your situation.
If you have more than one child with different answers, please answer in relation to the youngest child that the order applies to and comment on other children at the end.

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* 1. In what year did you have a final order for indirect contact only from a Family Court?
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* 2. Did anyone in a position of authority suggest to you that this might lead to a restoration of direct contact?

You can check more than one answer to this question.

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* 3. Did direct contact follow at any time after the making of this order?

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* 4. Was the other parent implacably hostile and opposed to your child arrangement including direct contact?

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* 5. Was the order made for indirect contact only because the court had safeguarding/welfare concerns relating to the child(ren) or your ex?

Your comment on the nature of any safeguarding concerns in the final comment section would be appreciated.

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* 6. If the order for indirect contact required or sought to get the child(ren) to respond to your letters, cards and gift, please indicate below the extent to which this took place.

If the answer was different for different children, please base your response on the youngest child that the order applied to and comment on any other children in the text box at the end of this survey.

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* 7. What were the ages of the children to whom the order was made at the time it was made?

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* 8. If direct contact did take place subsequent to the Order for indirect contact being made and you were able to establish or re-establish a relationship with your child(ren), what year did it re-start?

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* 9. Which region did your court proceedings take place in?

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* 10. Which court was the order made in?

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* 11. If there was a published anonymous judgement published from your final hearing, please do not identify yourself in the text field below, but provide us with a link to your judgement on Bailii see: http://www.bailii.org/

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* 12. Are you....

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* 13. This survey is anonymous (unless you provide identifying details).
Are you happy for us to anonymously use any of your comments in quotations in reports, on our website and other publicly available literature? (we will not use your name and will avoid identifiable details).

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* 14. If you don’t mind being contacted should we have any questions, please provide us with your email address and/or phone number (PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU ARE PROVIDING A LINK TO YOUR ANONYMOUS JUDGEMENT).

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* 15. Please let us know whether you are currently a member of FNF?

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* 16. Please tell us how you received this survey?

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* 17. Please comment on your experience of indirect contact arrangements – what happened and how it made you feel.

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