A workbook to help you decide what’s
best for your children after separation
Parenting Through Separation programme information
WHAT IF I’M WORRIED ABOUT MY
CHILD’S SAFETY OR MY SAFETY?
This booklet is for separating couples who are
able to work together to reach agreement about
the care of their children. This isn’t always
possible if there are safety issues you are
concerned about, such as violence, abuse, or
drug or alcohol dependency.
Your child’s safety and your own safety come first.
You don’t have to let anyone have contact with your
child if that puts you or them at risk. Family violence
and abuse have a huge impact on children
– protect them from harm and get help now
the Police, by calling 111
Women’s Refuge Crisis Line, by calling
0800 REFUGE (0800 733 843)
Child, Youth and Family, by
calling 0508 326 459.
To find out how Protection Orders could help
protect you and your children, talk to a lawyer.
If you a