I believe this situation could be classified as child abuse, but I'm not sure if legally that's what it would be called. My ex currently has custody of children for my son, but only because there is currently no court orders in place. She says she doesn't like me, so I can't see him. I have a parenting order pending, the first court date is 31st March. I have not seen my son since 22nd November 2015. He has just turned 5. I have received information that since I have not been allowed to see him, he has started having nightmares, won't leave his mother's side, and is experiencing grief, and refuses to sleep in his own bed, and as a result of this, she is taking him to a child psychologist for a counselling session this coming Tuesday. After his appointment, I will be contacting the centre and applying for a subpoena to access the records. Where I claim the child abuse is that she could easily avoid this getting any worse by letting me see him, but is choosing not to, which is potentially making the problem for him worse as time goes on. But also, as time goes on, there will be a weaker relationship between him and me ( this has been claimed by the Family Mediation Centre that this is also classified as child abuse). Is there something I can do to hurry things up and bring forward the initial court date, but more specifically, anything that I can do to prevent his problem from getting any worse (ie, getting an order quickly so I can see him again, in order to prevent this from developing further problems for him)? My genuine concern is that this will cause a life-long (or at least, long-term) anxiety problem for him, and she is directly (but unaware that she is) making it worse by not letting him see me.