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    Hey guys,

    Strap in, this is a complicated one.

    So, I have a court order that says I have my 2 kids every other weekend and one evening, after school during the week. On that evening during the week, we go to a friends house (close to where the kids live with their dad) as I live out of borough.

    I could form a support bubble with this family normally, however, I am not a single person household. I have a husband at home. My hubby doesn’t come with me on these visits, so it’s just me the kids and my friends family.

    I said to the kids Dad that I can class myself as a single parent for this instance so that I can see the children during the week. Incidentally, this is what the kids want to continue to do! The kids Dad said this is lying and won’t permit me to do this unless he sees in black and white that it is permitted.

    I have just spoken to the council in the borough where the kids live. They said they don’t know and to call a government helpline. The helpline number they gave me is the HMRC cover tax helpline. Dead end!!

    Is there anyone out there who could point me in the right direction?

    The CAFCASS website just says the same as the government one, single person household, blah blah blah!

    I just want to see the kids.


    Hope you’re all well, stay safe!

    #45437 Report


    As far as i am aware you are not able to go round as you normally do.  You can meet up in a park for exercise though if just one parent from other household turns up.children dont count towards the rules

    #45456 Report

    hi Modernlydie, I’m sorry to hear you are going through this. Our single parent helpline may be able to advise you on this – please do call 0808 802 0925 to speak to an adviser. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles and the Helpline is open Monday 10-6, Tuesday 10-4, Wednesday 10-1 and 5-7 and Thursday and Friday 10-4.  Hope that helps.  Carmen.

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    I have two teenagers and they live with me. Their Dad has them for the day every other Sunday. Is he still allowed to take them to his if they are not a part of his household? Are we only allowed one designated person to be our households other bubble. Due to previous behaviour my ex does not to come into my home. Does that mean I would then have no bubble person of my own due to him being our designated bubble to see the kids?

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