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Child Arrangements during COVID-19 – advice in 3 languages

May 13, 2020

Our family solicitors at AFG LAW have provided information in three languages (English, Urdu and Gujarati) for those parents needing to know the rules for access arrangements for children of separated parents.

You can contact us at familydepartment@afglaw.co.uk or call us on 01204 377600 for further help – we are open and all our team are working remotely and here to help you.

Information and guidance links are below these videos.

Child Arrangements – Jill Parratt – ENGLISH

Child Arrangements – Sonia Parveen – URDU

Child Arrangements – Sajeda Alli – GUJURATI

To access the playlist for these videos on YouTube visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDH_3AehRuK_Y8JKtzLPlu0uE6VtlQNKT

The Coronavirus pandemic is causing difficulties for families up and down the country and that can be even more difficult for children of separated parents. We have been contacted by lots of parents wondering what they should be doing and whether they should be taking their children to the other parent’s home. The stay at home guidance is available in a number of languages. We have provided links to the English, Urdu and Gujarati versions below:

ENGLISH:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

URDU:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874389/Guidance_on_social_distancing_for_everyone_in_the_UK_and_protecting_older_people_and_vulnerable_adults_Urdu_UR.pdf

GUJARATI:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874386/Guidance_on_social_distancing_for_everyone_in_the_UK_and_protecting__older_people_and_vulnerable_adults_Gujarati_GU.pdf

The current guidance confirms that where parents or someone with parental responsibility do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes to continue existing arrangements for access and contact.

If you are struggling to know what to do about the arrangements for your children our solicitors can help.

CAFCASS, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services, have issued helpful guidance and the link is shown on this post. (https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/grown-ups/parents-and-carers/covid-19-guidance-for-children-and-families/)

If there is a court order in place the most senior family Judge in the country has issued guidance and the key message is that where Coronavirus restrictions cause the letter of a court order to be varied, the spirit of the order should nevertheless be delivered by making safe alternative arrangements for the child. The Guidance is here: https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/coronavirus-crisis-guidance-on-compliance-with-family-court-child-arrangement-orders/

You can contact Jill, Sonia or Sajeda on 01204 377600 or email familydepartment@afglaw.co.uk for her attention.