Contact arrangements for children when there is domestic violence
If your children's father has been violent towards you, it very important to make sure that neither you nor your children are put at risk of harm if/when they have contact with him. They could be harmed whether by being directly hurt or by witnessing further violence towards you. This section sets out some important considerations about arranging contact in these circumstances.
Frequently asked questions
A social worker came to see me a few weeks ago and asked me to agree that the children would not have unsupervised contact with their father. I have not heard from the social worker since then. Where do I stand?