DEAR DEIDRE: SHOULD I let my son see his dad on Christmas Day?
He will be devastated if I say no, but I really must keep him safe.
I split with my son’s dad over his drinking, cocaine use and abusive behaviour.
I tried to encourage a relationship between him and our son, but my ex would usually take him to the pub.
Our child is six and we’re in our late twenties.
I’ve said I want to arrange access through the courts so he can have tests to make sure he’s clean.
But he got aggressive and has seen our son once since then.
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DEIDRE SAYS: Don’t risk your son’s safety.
It’s so sad that his dad puts drink and drugs first.
It would be safest for him to see his dad at a contact centre.
Make it your New Year resolution to get it sorted.
Find support at Gingerbread, who aid single parents (0808 802 0925, gingerbread.org.uk).
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