Parenting plansJoanna Craig
Useful booklets / guides are available from CAFCASS www.cafcass.gov.uk, your mediator, the courts and solicitors.
A parenting plan can help you put together an agreed outline of what you both want for your children.
Areas to consider are:-
- Living arrangements
- Contact arrangements – and communicating changes in arrangements
- Contact with siblings, extended family, step-siblings and significant others
- Health and medical care – immunisations, sex education, intimate relationships and medication
- Education, discipline and reward
- Social development – activities, clubs, societies, friendship & kinship networks
- Cultural considerations – faith, celebrations, traditions & rites of passage
- The future – new homes, travel arrangements, holidays & name changes
- Finance – pocket money, mobile phone, investment accounts
- What is not agreed
- What can never be acceptable