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Residence

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on deciding where a child is to live including the different types of living arrangements and explaining the family court orders for residence.

Residence

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 23rd July 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to have a child live with you including how to apply to court for a Child Arrangements Order for residence.

Enforcement of an Order for contact or residence

Relevance: 98%      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: 96%      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.

How-to Guides

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Appealing an Education Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational NeedsBullyingClaiming against disability discrimination in schoolsComplaints against children’s servicesComplaints to schoolsContactDeclaration of parentageEnforcement of an Order for contact or residenceSEN Needs Assessments & Education, Health and Care PlansParental responsibilityRemoval from JurisdictionResidenceSchool admission appealsSchool exclusionSpecial Guardianship OrderVariation and discharge of an order for contact or residenceIf you have any issues accessing your How to Guide following purchase, then please contact the team - clas@coramclc.org.uk who will be able to assist you. 

Raising and caring for young people

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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

Explaining the legality of a Child Arrangements Order

Relevance: 12%      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…

Testamentary Guardianship

Relevance: 12%      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.

Christmas Holidays FAQ

Relevance: 11%      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: Monday 24 December 2018 Tuesday 25 December 2018 Wednesday 26 December 2018 Tuesday 1 January 2019 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…

Seeking costs in court

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

Parental disputes

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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…

Contact with a child in care

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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.

A sample Child Arrangements Order

Relevance: 6%      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.

Travel and Relocation

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 8th June 2018

This information page provides information on domestic & international travel and relocation. It will provide advice on the circumstances which require consent to be provided in order to travel domestically or internationally with a child and the options available if consent is not provided. Introduction NOTE: This information page provides the general legal position. There are circumstances in which a court order has terms included which are specific to the case in question and contradict the general legal position explained below. Therefore, consult the court order first (if there is a court order in place) as this will take precedence. …

Ending a Civil Partnership

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 17th June 2016

This page provides information on dissolving or ending a civil partnership including the grounds and reasons for ending the civil partnership, how to make an application and information on the overall process.

Family and Friends Care

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 16th July 2015

This page explains the law surrounding an arrangement where a child goes to live with a family member or friend and the obligations of the local authority to assess the carer for support and suitability.

Abduction

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 19th May 2015

This page provides information on abduction and the unlawful removal of a child from the UK including how to prevent abduction, what to do if a child is abducted and how to lawfully remove a child from the UK.

Wardship

Relevance: 5%      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.

Divorce

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17th June 2016

This page provides information on divorce including the grounds and reasons for divorce, how to make an application and information on the overall process.

Contact

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on spending time with a child when a relationship breaks down, including the different types of contact such as supervised or indirect contact and the family court orders for contact.

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

Relevance: 5%      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: 5%      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.

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Relevance: 5%      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,…

Hearings in the Family Court

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 15th September 2015

This page explains the different types of hearing that you might have in private family law cases, including the First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment, fact finding hearings and final hearings.

Contact

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 23rd June 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to get contact with a child including how to apply to court for a Child Arrangements Order for contact.

Removal from Jurisdiction

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to lawfully move abroad with a child, including what the courts will consider under a Removal from Jurisdiction application.

Consent Orders

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 25th June 2018

This information page provides advice on the subject of 'consent orders' which are used in the family court as a means to formalise an agreement which has been reached. This page will explain in further detail what a consent order is, how to apply for a consent order and what to expect of the court process.  What is a Consent Order?  It is often the case that parents will reach an agreement regarding contact and residence. However, informal agreements are not automatically legally binding and therefore there are limited means of recourse if the opposing parent acts in breach of…

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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…

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 4%      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.

Special Guardianship Order

Relevance: 3%      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.

Parental responsibility

Relevance: 3%      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.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Special Guardianship

Relevance: 3%      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.

Homelessness (16/17 year olds)

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 12th June 2015

This page explains the duties of the local authority to provide accommodation to homeless young people aged 16 or 17.

Looked after children in schools

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Looked after children in schools

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

School attendance and absence

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information about the law on school attendance and the powers of the local authority in enforcing school attendance.

Local Authorities’ duties in relation to Looked After Children

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This information page sets out the functions and responsibilities of local authorities under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989, which concerns the provision of local authority support for children and families. Specifically, this page will detail Local Authorities' duties in relation to care planning and placement decisions. 

Domestic abuse

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the legal definition of domestic abuse and the legal steps that can be taken to protect a person and/or child from domestic abuse.