Kids flying from the US to the UK with an adult who isn't their parent
July 25, 2014 6:59 AM Subscribe
What precautions, if any, need to be taken in this situation?
posted by terretu to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My boss has to travel from the UK to Florida next week for a conference, and is bringing his two kids (10 and 8, I think, both girls) and their nanny so that they can go to Disney World and stuff while he's at the conference. Their mother is staying at home to work.
On the way back, he may need to fly on to California to visit our sales office there, which would mean the kids would be flying back with their nanny but without a parent. Are there any precautions they should take to avoid ending up in a "these children are travelling with an adult who isn't their parent and that is not allowed" situation?
Would proof of the nanny's employment or something signed by the parents saying they've approved this be necessary/useful? Or something else?
I'm not sure if I'm being over-cautious (I'm his assistant and have been planning some of this trip), but I've heard plenty of news stories about protections in place to ensure children aren't being kidnapped and don't want his family/nanny to end up falling foul of that. I have no idea what the legal/cultural situation is like around this stuff in the US.
If it matters (which it shouldn't, but it might), the kids are mixed-race, the nanny is not.