Dear Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service,
Please could you advise me what is the right thing to do in my situation. I am currently shielding due to being high risk from COVID-19, My partner who lives with me is not. He has an agreement in place with his ex partner about the care of their daughter. I am aware that children under 18 can go back and forth between both parents under normal circumstances but how does this work with myself having to sheild? I dont want to stop his daughter from staying here but I'm worried that I will be putting myself at more risk. My step daughter currently lives with her mother, sister and brother and her sibling also have contact with their father and then have contact with my step daughter so I am concerned with how much contact she will be having before coming to say with us and me being vulnerable. any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Governance, Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your email.

Please note that Cafcass can only undertake work with a family when directed to do so by the family court and we cannot give legal advice, information about specific cases to non-parties or advise on personal circumstances.

Cafcass has put together guidance to support children and families as the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops, which is available on our website. This includes guidance for families on effective co-parenting and child arrangements.

Please follow this link for more information:

Kind regards,

Governance Team | Cafcass
3rd Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF

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