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Sharing a bedroom with your Child

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02 Feb 21 - 04 Feb 21 #515616 by readyplayerone
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Does anyone have experience of dividing a bedroom to share with their child?

Finances could dictate that I may have to accommodate my 2yr old daughter's nursery into a shared room with myself sometime in the future. My daughter stays overnight on alternate weekends. Hopefully this would be a short term arrangement, i.e. 2-3years until I can get my finances back on track. However, how would this be viewed by CAFCASS, social workers etc? I am anxious that I may lose the hard fought CAO that has granted the overnight stays?

The room is large enough for me to put a divider in the room and create an area for her toys and to play. I could sleep in another room on the nights when my daughter stays over.

Any advice, reassurance, tips would be welcome. TIA
Last edit: 04 Feb 21 by readyplayerone. Reason: spelling / grammar / pedant!

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04 Feb 21 #515643 by rubytuesday
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I can't see why this would be an issue. Your child would have thier own space, and you would be sleeping separately in a different room to her. As you say it's a short-term measure until you can get your finances sorted. Your daughter is far more likely to be disadvantaged by not spending good amounts of time with you, including overnights than she is from the arrangements you've described.

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04 Feb 21 #515650 by readyplayerone
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Thank you for your response. I have checked the NSPCC and CAFCASS websites and there are no strong recommendations that this should not happen. NSPCC recommend a child has their own room by the age of 9 or 10 or at least share with children of the same sex beyond this age. Thank you for your reassurance.

If anyone has any first hand experience, I would welcome your input.

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