Contact during lockdown: How are children and their birth families keeping in touch? Main report

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report presents the findings of an online survey and interview consultations that collected information from professionals, birth parents, foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents, in order to try to urgently understand what arrangements agencies are putting in place to support children to keep in touch with their birth families during lockdown, and how this is working—especially for children.
The work was carried out in 20 days during April 2020.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNuffield Family Justice Observatory
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2020


  • Children in Care System
  • Family contact
  • COVID-19
  • Kinship care
  • Social Work

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