Family time is a significant part of the lives of children who cannot live with their parents. This course explores the importance of bonding and attachment, maintaining relationships with significant others and promoting a child or young person’s understanding of their identity. The dynamics of contact are explained with barriers and issues explored.

This course looks at the legislation and policies supporting this process and information to support carers in their role in promoting family time. Case studies are explored that demonstrate the important and complexity of family time.