Get Help With Child Arrangements

The Ministry of Justice has produced a guide for parents who are not together and need to make arrangements for their children:

Help With Child Arrangements Service

It gives advice on:
  • putting children’s needs first
  • preparing for negotiations
  • the pros and cons of each resolution option
  • some of the likely costs involved

The guide is suitable for people at any stage of the process and for those who are in dispute over arrangements.


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    Gregorious Gilbert Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Children now adults, what can I do to get contact?

    I have two children, my boy is 18 nearly 19 years and my daughter is 17, 18 at christmas. They have been in a foster family for ten years or so after their mother abused them. I want to get in contact now. What can I do? My name is on my son's birth certificate and I have a positive dna test for my daughter; I also have "indirect parental responsibility," I have sent cards and presents etc but have received nothing in return. I Have not seen them since they were babies. Please, I do not know who can help....?????

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