Get Prepared

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.