Welcome to another week.

The government’s decision to extend the relaxation of some social care regulations impacting the rights of children in social care, means that local authorities can continue to stop face-to-face contact between birth families and children who have been removed from their care.

The extension sits alongside confirmation from the government that such contact was still allowed during the pandemic and needed to be enabled wherever possible.

Our question this week, then, is just this: have you found that contact has been stopped without good reason for your family?