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23rd March, 2020

Contacting your child during COVID-19

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When it comes to the day to day arrangements for your children, it is often difficult for separated parents to agree the specific details.

The stance from the courts and lawyers has always been that it is far better for parents to come to an agreement, and that has never been more important due to this challenging period of uncertainty.

Whilst reaching an agreement is important, we understand that it is not necessarily easy for parents to do so.

The advice from the Government is that social distancing should be the norm for the immediate future, but there is no enforced lockdown in place. Therefore, current arrangements for children should continue unless the household that they are in has to self-isolate.

If, due to self-solation, children are unable to spend time with another parent, then there are steps that can be taken to maintain the relationship. Technology allows us to be connected like never before and, from a young age, children are able to use and understand technology. Indirect contact by way of Skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp video calling should be utilised.

Such platforms can allow for there to be fun interaction between a child and a parent and the call does not need to be limited to a conversation; for example, games can be set up and played over social media.

Simon Mawdsley

Family

Senior Associate
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01244 405 415



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