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Guide to applying for a court order about the arrangements for your children without the help of a lawyer

05-Jul-2016

This guide is for you if you are a parent and you disagree with your childs other parent or other family members about things like: where your child lives, who they live with and when, how often they see the parent they dont live with most of the ...

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Prohibited Steps Order

30-Aug-2015

What is a Prohibited Steps Order? At times, you may wish to prevent your ex-partner carrying out an act in respect of your child, such as leaving the country or taking them to a specific location. Usually, such incidents happen as an emergency and...

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Specific Issue Orders

30-Aug-2015

Specific Issue Orders, much like the name suggests, are orders sought from the family court to determine a particular matter in connection with the exercise of Parental Responsibility. These orders can cover a wide range of issues that you and your ...

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EPO (Emergency Protection Order)

30-Aug-2015

An EPO is an order made under Section 44 of the Children Act 1989 enabling a child to either be removed to a place of safety or to be kept where he or she is as a means of providing immediate short-term protection EPOs are considered to be highly dr...

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Secure Accommodation Orders

30-Aug-2015

secure accommodation by local authorities is dealt with by section 25 of the Children Act 1989 and the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991. A child who is being looked after by a local authority by being provided with accommodatio...

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Parental Responsibility Order

30-Aug-2015

Parental responsibility (PR) in family law is a legal status derived from the Children Act 1989. You may be quite rightly regarded as a responsible parent by a host of organisations, even singly responsible for your childs daily care, but at the sam...

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Special Guardianship Order (SGO)

30-Aug-2015

The Children Act 2002 introduced a new legal status for non-parents who are caring for or wish to care for children in a long term, secure placement whilst preserving the legal link with the childs natural birth parents. A Special Guardianship Order...

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Barring orders under section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989

30-Aug-2015

A barring order is a court order to bar or prevent a claimant from making "vexatious" applications. The definition of vexatious is where a person brings action against someone without any winning argument and they simply want to cause frustration to...

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Police Protection Order (Powers)

30-Aug-2015

The Police have powers under Section 46 of the Children Act 1989 to protect children. If a police constable believes that a child is at risk of suffering significant harm in a particular situation then he may exercise powers under this Act to remov...

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Child Supervision Order

30-Aug-2015

A Child Supervision Order allows the Local Authority to assist and befriend the parents of the child and support them in providing appropriate parenting for the child. This often applies to cases where the parents need extra support and guidance in ...

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Care Orders - section 31 Children Act 1989

30-Aug-2015

These orders are usually sought by a local authority (although the NSPCC can bring proceedings it is extremely rare for them to do so) in respect of children who they believe are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm and: a) the harm...

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Family Assistance Order

30-Aug-2015

Under section 16 of the Children Act 1989 the court may make a family assistance order. This can last for up to twelve months and is designed to give expert help to families, particularly where there has been separation or divorce. Family assistance...

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Child Assessment Orders

30-Aug-2015

A Child Assessment order is available for the local authorities to apply when leading an investigation into the Welfare, health and development of a Child. A Child Assessment order will be the first step when an authority is considering issuing a se...

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Non-molestation orders

30-Aug-2015

Non-molestation orders are a civil court order designed to protect people from domestic violence. They are designed to prevent an abuser from molesting the applicant for the order, and can in some circumstances be used to protect their children as w...

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