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Testamentary Guardianship

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 8th December 2016

This page explains how, in law, a person can be appointed to act as a guardian for a child in the event of a parent’s or a carer’s death.

Special Guardianship

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 16th July 2015

This page explains the situations where Special Guardianship might be appropriate to secure the long term arrangements for a child living with a person other than their parent. It explains the assessment process and support available.

Who’s who in the Family Court

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Judge A judge is the person who presides over (deals with) the proceedings. In the Family Court there are three levels of judges who are likely to hear your case. These are: Judges of the District Judge level – these are the judges that hear most family law cases. Judges of the Circuit Judge level – these judges are allocated cases which are considered to have additional complexity. They can also deal with some appeal cases. Magistrates – magistrates are ‘lay’ people from the community who have been recruited and trained to hear cases. They will not usually have a…

Litigation Friends

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: 30th July 2018

Litigation friends are required when a person lacks capacity to participate in court proceedings. This information page will explain who can be a litigation friend, specifically which circumstances require a litigation friend to be appointed and how to apply to be a litigation friend.  Introduction An individual who is involved in court proceedings (a 'litigant') must have the capacity in order to conduct those proceedings. In other words, a litigant must be able to participate in the proceedings insofar as being capable to convey their position, complete paperwork and understand the decisions of the court.  Children under the age of…

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Special Guardianship Order

Relevance: 30%      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.

Contact with a child in care

Relevance: 30%      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.

Court Bundles

Relevance: 29%      Posted on: 19th July 2018

Court bundles are an integral element to family court proceedings as they contain a great deal of information that relate to a particular dispute. This information page will provide further advice on what the bundle is, who is responsible for preparing the bundle, what should be included in the bundle and the timetable for preparing and lodging the bundle.  What is a court bundle? Practice Direction 27A of the Family Procedure Rules provides guidance on court bundles.   A court bundle is a folder(s) which contains copies of all the documents which are considered relevant to a court case.  How should…

Type of Family Law Orders

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Private Children Law Orders Type of order Description Application form Guidance form Costs Child Arrangements Order Section 8 Children Act 1989 A Child Arrangements Order decides the arrangements for whom a child is to live with, spend time with or otherwise have contact with and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person. C100 CB1 £215 Child Arrangements Order (Consent Order) If an agreement can be reached regarding the arrangements for a whom a child is to live with and spend time with then a Consent Order can be applied for. Consent Orders…

Adoption (non-agency)

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This page explains the legal process of non-agency adoption which involves placements that have not been arranged by a local authority or registered adoption agency. It explains who can adopt a child, what is process in order to apply for non-agency adoption and post-adoption contact.  What is non-agency adoption Non-agency adoption is the name given to adoption applications which involve a child who has not been placed with the prospective adopter by an adoption agency.  The principal categories of non-agency adoption are: Step-parent adoption (application by the partner of the parent of a child) Applications by local authority foster carers Applications…

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 18%      Posted on: 27th May 2015

This page explains the law on parental responsibility, what this means in practice and how a person can acquire parental responsibility.

Radicalisation in schools and The Prevent Duty

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This page provides information on the Prevent Duty placed on schools to safeguard pupils from radicalisation and being drawn into terrorism. It includes government definitions on terrorism, radicalisation and extremism and explains the obligations of schools to assess risk, train staff, educate pupils and refer to the Channel programme when there is a need for intervention.

Family mediation

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 21st May 2015

This page explains the process of family mediation, when mediation is necessary and the expected standards of a family mediator.

Home

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 30th April 2015

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children's Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England. For full terms and conditions of our service please click here Family This section provides legal information and advice on family and children law matters in England. The information ranges from private law matters which includes contact, domestic abuse and adoption to public law matters including local authority involvement with children and child protection. Parental disputes open This section has information on the law relating to disputes about children such…

Wardship

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the situation where the High Court can become a legal guardian for a child under the power of Wardship.

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Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 3rd December 2015

Primary School National Offer Day is on Tuesday 16th April 2019 Please see our 'School Admissions FAQs' for further information. We also recommend our How To Guide on School Admissions for details on the appeal process.   Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children's Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people. For full terms and conditions of our service please click here. Family This section provides legal information and advice on family and children law matters in England. The information ranges from private law matters which includes contact,…

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you an unmarried father or step parent can take to get Parental Responsibility for a child including how to apply to remove Parental Responsibility.