A sample Child Arrangements Order

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.

Shown below is a preview of the first page of a multi-page PDF document of a Child Arrangements Order. You can download the  full whole document here.



Further information

The Family Division has produced template orders under the Child Arrangements Programme which is separated into:

Allocation and Gatekeeping forms

This contains information about upcoming hearings, directions for who is to attend, directions to CAFCASS and Children’s Services to carry out safeguarding checks and information as to attendance at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

Case Management and Section 8 Orders

This provides templates for directions and orders relating to contact, residence, specific issue orders, prohibited steps orders and findings of facts.


This provides template for an enforcement order detailing any finding of breach and directions to undertake unpaid work, pay a fine or for comittal to prison.

The template orders can be accessed here