In November 2012 a new study has been published into the perspectives of young adults who experienced parental separation in their youth.
The report contains a list of the ingredients of successful contact which it identifies as:
- Parents involving children in the decision making
- Little or no post separation conflict between the parents
- No domestic violence or serious concerns about the care the non-resident parent could provide
- The resident parent encouraging the relationship between the child and the non-resident parent
- The non-resident parent making time for the child
- The child feeling equally at home in both the resident and the non-resident parent’s home
- Either the non-resident parent not re-partnering, or the child getting on well with their new parent.