This spider was in my kitchen yesterday evening, I regularly handle spiders as I love them as do my kids. This looks suspiciously like a lace spider or a false widow, can you please confirm as if it's a false widow I need to tell my kids not to pick it up! Many thanks.
It's not a false widow, much more likely to be a lace weaver from the photos provided.
I still wouldn't recommend picking them up, whilst not as infamous as false widows, they have a reputation for giving the odd nip. There shouldn't be any lasting symptoms beyond localised swelling & discomfort for a day or two, but better safe than sorry.