This week and with record speed, the Weatherfield CAFCASS office had sent an officer to Coronation Street to complete the report which was ordered by the court only a fortnight ago.
The report was to investigate the situation between step-father David and biological father Callum, and to make recommendations about the living and contact arrangements between them and son/step-son Max.
And the Platt household were ready for her visit.
Mouthy niece told to keep her mouth shut about drug addict missing mother being back on the scene – check!
Extended family warned to be on their best behaviour – check!
Gail has cleaned the toilet just in case the CAFCASS lady wants to use it – check!
Step-father discovers that who he thought is his son Gavin is in fact his son’s friend Andy, that the real Gavin is dead, and that Gail knew about it and lied to him, as did David. The mother of all arguments erupts just seconds before the lady from CAFCASS steps through the door – check!
Our resident family law solicitor and member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Panel, Rebecca Finnigan comments.