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A sample Child Arrangements Order

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 15th September 2015

This page has a sample of an order that can be issued setting out contact and living arrangements for children and an explanation of the contents and terminology used in an order.

Explaining the legality of a Child Arrangements Order

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 17th June 2019

What is a Child Arrangements Order? A Child Arrangements Order is an order that regulates with whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact, and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person.  Each Child Arrangements Order is decided on the circumstances of the individual family and on what is in the best interests of that particular child. This means that there is no such thing as a ‘usual’ arrangement. Child Arrangements Orders are governed by section 8 of the Children Act 1989. For information on applying for a…

Contact with a child in care

Relevance: 40%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

This page explains the law surrounding contact with a child who is looked after, including how to apply for contact with a child in care and what the court will consider.

Locating a child

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: 24th November 2015

This page provides information on how to make an application to locate a child whose whereabouts are unknown, and the powers of the court to disclose this information.

Child in need

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: 4th January 2017

This page explains the duty of Children’s Services under section 17 Children Act 1989 to provide services to children in need in their area. It explains the definition of a child in need, the assessment process and child in need plans and the types of services available.

Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: 6th November 2015

This page explains the different forms of evidence accepted for legal aid for private family law disputes when you care for a child who is at risk of abuse from the other party.

Changing a child’s surname

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 29th January 2019

This information page will explain the process to change a child's name via deed poll. This includes the requirement to obtain consent and the options available if consent is not forthcoming.  What is a deed poll?  A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. A person with parental responsibility for a child is able to change any part of that child's name. For example, a person with PR can change a child's forename, surname (or both), add names, remove names, and change the spelling of their name.  What is a "known as" name? It is…

Child safeguarding

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 1st December 2015

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Child abuse

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 19th August 2015

This page explains the legal definition of child abuse and the obligations of Children’s Services to investigate child protection concerns. It explains the different steps that Children’s Services can take to protect a child.

About Child Law Advice

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 6th June 2015

The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families in England. This service is provided via this website packed with how to guides and information pages. Should you require further assistance after reading through the website, we have an email advice service and a dedicated intensive support telephone lines for complex matters and clarifying questions. We cover legal issues that may arise following relationship breakdown as well as Local Authority intervention and child protection issues.  Our education advice ranges from admissions issues to exclusions as well as what to do…