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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…

Enforcement of an Order for contact or residence

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 30th July 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to enforce a Child Arrangements Order, a Contact Order or a Residence Order if one party has acted in breach of its terms.

Variation and discharge of an order for contact or residence

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 30th July 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to vary or discharge a Contact Order or Residence Order (granted prior to 22.04.2014) or Child Arrangements Order if the terms are no longer in the child's best interests.

Locating a child

Relevance: 32%      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.

Contact with a child in care

Relevance: 31%      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.

Special Guardianship Order

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to become a Special Guardian for a child as well as how to discharge or vary a Special Guardianship Order.

Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse

Relevance: 29%      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: 29%      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 abuse

Relevance: 27%      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.

Child in need

Relevance: 27%      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.

Child safeguarding

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 1st December 2015

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About Child Law Advice

Relevance: 26%      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. A dedicated intensive support telephone line is also available 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 if your child is being bullied to how to get help for your child…

Child Protection Conference & Plan

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 19th August 2015

This page explains Child Protection Conferences, including information on who is able to attend and what will likely be discussed, as well as information regarding child protection plans and their function.

Donate to Child Law Advice

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 29th May 2015

Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice on all areas of child, family and education law via this website and our dedicated helpline. As a non-profit organisation we rely solely on funding and donations. Please help us to continue to provide this valuable service by making a donation. Your donation really does make a difference. If you would like to support the work we do then you can make your donation below. All donations are gratefully received and will assist us in continuing our work.  Increase the value of your gift by 25% If you are a UK taxpayer,…

Child employment

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 26th August 2016

This page explains the law on children and young people working including how old a child or young person must be to work, what type of work they can do and the maximum amount of hours they can work.

Child Law Advice guides

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

Our How-to Guides and Schools Information Guides provide information that is not available elsewhere on our website. These guides provide step by step instructions on how to try to resolve your issue. The guides can be purchased individually or by annual subscription. Child Law Advice Service is a registered charity. All proceeds from the sale of these guides is used to fund our charitable work. To purchase How-to Guides   click here To purchase Schools Information Guides (for school professionals only) click here If you have already purchased an annual subscription and have been redirected to this page, please make sure…

Register and re-register a child’s birth

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 14th August 2018

General Information Parents of a new-born child are legally required to register the child's birth in order to obtain a birth certificate and give him/her an official identity.  A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of his or her date of birth and the birth should be registered at the local register office for the area where the child was born.  Further information can be found here: Married parents Either parent can register the birth if they were married to each other at the time of the child's birth. The birth certificate will include both parent's details. …

Christmas Holidays FAQ

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 14th December 2017

This page provides answers to FAQ's regarding Christmas Holidays and the family law issues which are particularly relevant at this time of the year.  Are the family courts closed over the Christmas holidays?  Crown Courts, County Courts and the Royal Courts of Justice will close over the Christmas period on: Wednesday 25 December 2019 Thursday 26 December 2019 Friday 27 December 2019 Wednesday 1 January 2020 Some emergency courts may operate over the holiday. See court and tribunal finder for details. In the case of there being no court order in place, what should the arrangements be for residence/contact over the Christmas…

Attending court

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 4th October 2015

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