by agatha | 10:03

What Does the Law Say About Children and Bedroom Sharing?

Ensuring children are safe and comfortable in the place they sleep is crucially important. UK law does not stipulate any bedroom sharing regulations, but there are certain guidelines that can be adhered to. As children mature, providing them with adequate privacy is important in supporting their safety and well-being.

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Longer-term

As children mature, parents and carers should review the sleeping arrangements of children and modify as required. Housing associations insist that children above 10 years of age should not share rooms with children of the opposite sex. This would be a guideline best followed for all children, and further advice can be gained from visiting your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Shorter-term

If the arrangement is for a short time, parents or carers need to decide in advance where everyone will be sleeping. Speaking regularly to children individually allows them to share any concerns they have regarding their sleeping …

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