This paper provides brief information in response to some key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families, maintenance arrangements and access to children: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8901/
Published Tuesday, 05 January, 2021
The paper is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any individual or family and suitably qualified legal advice should instead be sought.
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This is a fast-moving issue and the briefing should be read as correct at the time of publication.
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Irpreet Kohli, Director and Family Lawyer at Freeths clears up the confusion over Bubbles:
National lockdown: Stay at home
Making a Childcare Bubble with another Household
Get laptops for children who cannot attend schools
Schools and families can request free mobile data increases for students without broadband and/or who can't afford extra data for devices.
3, Smarty, Virgin Mobile, EE, Tesco Mobile & Sky Mobile are all taking part in the scheme.
A list of Educational resources & activities will have it's own page as there are so many, but the BBC is a new one!
Access Twinkl resources, online interactive lessons and more.
Facebook post on 5th January 2021
A message for everyone especially working parents from Amlani Coaching, (@Priya Amlani)
Caron Kipping of the Dash Charity gives the following advice:
" First port of call – 999 if an emergency. Safety comes above everything else. *You can also call the National DA Helpline – free, 24 hrs a day on 0808 2000 247, they will give you initial advice and put you in touch with your local domestic abuse service.
*Google ‘domestic abuse support’ in your local area – most domestic abuse services have a confidential helpline or email contact. These services are free and they will offer you advice, signpost you to experts who can help you, advise you on your options and offer practical help, safety and support to help you through the process. If you need to go to refuge you can still do this during lockdown or get specialist outreach support through your local services.
*Find a coach specialising in domestic abuse who can help you decide on options and support you through the process. "
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