Julian* contacted the Helpline because his father was planning on seeking access with him. Julian’s mother had not allowed his father access, so Julian’s father was going to court to try to get access. Julian wanted to know what his rights were in the situation. Julian was informed of his right to be heard by the court in the access hearing and the different ways in which the court can hear his voice during the hearing, for example through an expert report under section 32 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964. Julian was also provided with the details for ISPCC Childline for support as he continues along the court process.

*Names have been changed to protect identities