A lockdown policy launched in March, which allows one parent to unilaterally veto contact on Covid safety grounds is not only still in force, but is causing concern among campaigners who say the loophole is dangerous, and allows domestic abusers to unjustly stop their exes from seeing their children.

Calls to revise the rule have now been made by the Victims’ Commissioner, Rosie Duffield MP, Women’s Aid, DadsHouse and Legal Action for Women.

We wrote about this development for the Huffington Post after receiving messages and emails from parents and campaigners telling us this policy was being exploited by domestic abusers, both male and female.

You can read the story in the Huffington Post, here.

Dame Vera Baird, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales