I don’t want my partner to see our children, what can I do?

Generally speaking, it is the right of the child(ren) to have a relationship with both of their parents if the parents’ relationship breaks down.  However sometimes it is not in the best interest for of the child(ren) to have contact with one of their parents.  This can be for reasons such as domestic abuse, criminal offences, drug and alcohol issues. Stopping a parent from seeing their child is very much a last resort and there are a variety of measures that can be put into place such as the use of a local contact centre, or supervision by social services.