court is not a suitable environment into which to bring young children.
It has NO
crèche or play area facilities.
court may be feeling distressed and anxious and at times may display
feelings of aggression.
a strange environment can be boring or distressing for young children.
have been given a time at which you should attend court but there
is NO guarantee that your case will be heard promptly.
may happen which cause your case to be delayed.
possible that you may have to wait for some time for your case to
always arrive at the time you have been given.
usually collect children from school or nursery, you should make
every effort to make alternative arrangements for their collection.
for children at court
arrange for anyone to care for your child or children whilst your
case is heard.
do bring your child or children to court and you have no-one with
you to look after them, your case may have to be put off to another
do everything you can to make sure that there is someone who can
look after your child at home while you are at court.
child care arrangements break down at the last minute and you are
unable to attend court please ring (01274) 390111 and ask for the
people bring a relative or friend along to support them and they
may have children with them. Although children may come into the
building, they will not be allowed to go into the court room.
relative or friend has no option but to bring children with them,
they will not be able to be with you in court as they will need
to stay outside of the court room to look after the child whilst
you are in court.
in a strange environment can be very boring for young children.
It helps if they have a favourite toy (something soft and quiet)
or a book to keep them occupied.
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