Plan for childcare needs
Write down crucial contact information for childcare and carry it with you.
Identify someone who can care for your children if you are detained. Make sure that person agrees to act as a caretaker and has the following information:
School location and contact information
Any medical conditions your child has and how to address their needs, including contact information for doctors and information on medications and/or allergies
Emergency contact information for other loved ones
Put important documents for each child in a safe place that is accessible to your emergency caretaker. This may include your child’s medical/school records, birth certificate, and any legal agreements you have made with your emergency caretaker.
Consult with a lawyer about whether to grant a loved one power to make legal decisions for your child if you are detained.