Child contact arrangements
The Council does not arrange access, custody, contact or residence.
It is a parent’s duty to make safe decisions that are in the best interests of the child.
The website, 'Advicenow' produced this helpful guide:
- National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) Child contact centres are neutral places where children can spend time with one or both parents and sometimes other family members.
- Coram Children’s Legal Centre is a national charity. It offers Child Law Advice affecting children and young people. It advises on the law on:
- Children and family court advisory and support service (Cafcass) It represents children in family court cases. It makes sure the children have a voice and decisions are in their best interests. They are independent.
- Resolution has advice for parents to manage the impact of their divorce or separation on their children.
- Citizen’s Advice offers advice on relationship breakup, and family mediation services. You can also visit your local Citizen's Advice office to discuss your concerns.