Indirect contact takes place when other types of contact are not thought to be what is best for you.

This term is a generic term for a wide variety of activities that might be considered contact. These activities can include sending letters or cards (sometimes called “letterbox contact”) or sending gifts.

The role of a professional is often to support this process by ensuring that the gifts are appropriate, and letters do not contain hurtful or harmful messages prior to forwarding these to the child.

This service can be helpful where one parent cannot know the home address of the child.