A new online tool, ParentPlan, is being launched to help separated parents co-parent their children. It provides a calendar, a space to upload documents, a news section and essential contact details. 

The difficulties of co-parenting often manifest themselves when communication breaks down, which can occur when there is a dispute as to the arrangements for the children, or acrimonious divorce proceedings.  A tool such as ParentPlan could be very helpful to alleviate some of these difficulties, helping to ensure that the focus remains on the children: such as what their activities are, and who their main contacts are. 

It could also be used when communication hasn't broken down; where parents just want to ensure that they are both fully involved in their children's lives.