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Parental disputes

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 1st December 2015

Abduction Access to information Adoption Advocacy Changing a child's surname Child abuse Contact Domestic abuse Family mediation Legal aid for family law matters Legal aid if you have been a victim of domestic abuse Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse Locating a child Parental responsibility Residence Special guardianship Taking a child on holiday Testamentary guardianship Wardship Young people and medical treatment 

Family

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 4th October 2015

Parental disputes Abduction Access to information Adoption (non-agency) Advocacy Child abuse Contact Domestic abuse Family mediation Legal aid for family law matters Legal aid if you have been a victim of domestic abuse Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse Locating a child Parental responsibility Residence Special guardianship Travel and Relocation Testamentary guardianship Wardship Young people and medical treatment  Raising and caring for young people  Adoption Family and friends care Homelessness (16/17 year olds) Locating a child Parental Responsibility Private fostering Residence Section 20 Accommodation Special Guardianship Surrogacy Testamentary Guardianship Wardship Young carers Duties of Children’s Services   Advocacy…

How-to Guides purchase options (old membership options page)

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 28th May 2015

Our How-to 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. Pricing You can buy an annual subscription to the Child Law Advice website for £20, which will give you access to all of our guides for a period of one year or you can buy individual guides for £2. How does it work? Annual subscriptions and individual guides are purchased through PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account in order to use this service - you can pay with any standard debit or credit…

How-to Guides

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

What are they? How-to Guides offer additional information not found in our free information pages. They should be read alongside the information pages. How does it work? Individual How-to Guides can be bought for £2 per guide. An annual subscription, allowing access to all the How-to Guides for a period of one year, can be bought for £20. All purchases are made through PayPal. Please note that you don't need to have a PayPal account to make a purchase - using the PayPal guest option, you can pay with any standard debit or credit card. Please be aware that unfortunately…

Adoption (non-agency)

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 17th August 2018

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…

Contact with a child in care

Relevance: 7%      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.

Appeals

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 17th June 2019

When can you submit an appeal? You cannot submit an appeal just because you do not agree with the judge's decision. You will be required to show you have grounds to appeal the decision. Grounds of appeal You will need to show that the decision of the judge of the lower court was: wrong, or unjust because of a serious procedural or other irregularity in the proceedings in the lower court. You will need to show that the judge did not apply the law correctly, did not follow the correct procedure, or that there are other strong reasons why the…

Information pages

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Abduction Accommodation for under 16s Adoption Advocacy Bullying Changing a child’s surname Child abuse Child Protection and the role of Children’s Services Child Protection Case Conference and Child Protection Plans Complaints to Academy Schools Complaints to Independent Schools Complaints to Maintained Schools Complaints to Schools Contact Contact with a child in care Direct Payments Disability discrimination in education Domestic abuse Education for children out of school Family and Friends Care Family mediation Hearings in the Family Court Home alone Home education Homelessness Litigants in Person  Local Authority duties towards children Parental responsibility Private fostering Residence School admissions School attendance and absence…

The Welfare Checklist

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 22nd January 2018

The overriding consideration in family proceedings is the question of "what is in the best interests of the child/children?" In answering this question, the court and other professionals are guided by a criteria known as the Welfare Checklist. This page will set out where the Welfare Checklist can be found in statute and will focus on each criterion in greater detail.  Where can I find the Welfare Checklist? The Welfare Checklist can be found in Section 1 of the Children Act 1989.  The Welfare Checklist Criteria 1. The ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned (considered in the light of…

Marriage and Civil Partnership

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 17th June 2016

This page explains the law on marriage and civil partnership. It provides information on the rights, responsibilities and obligations of parties to a marriage and civil partnership.