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Parenting Plans

Useful booklets / guides are available from CAFCASS, 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 and kinship networks;
  • Cultural considerations – faith, celebrations, traditions and rites of passage;
  • The future – new homes, travel arrangements, holidays and name changes;
  • Finance – pocket money, mobile phone, investment accounts;
  • What is not agreed;
  • What can never be acceptable.