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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on domestic abuse

Guidance on domestic abuse to support the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on domestic abuse
Child contact

Child contact issues

Advice on contact arrangements which require children to travel between separate homes

Where parents do not live in the same household, children can be moved between their parents’ homes.

This does not mean a child must move between homes. If face-to-face contact cannot be maintained then it is expected that parents encourage contact through technology, such as Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp or by phone.

Further information on child contact issues

The Lord President has published guidance on compliance with court orders during the current crisis

We have published information on the Parentclub website which covers court ordered contact and also more informal arrangements.  

Further advice and FAQs about child contact and the coronavirus situation is available from the Scottish Women’s Right Centre .