What is a Prohibited step and Specific issue applications / orders

What is a Prohibited step and Specific issue applications / orders

June 10, 2018

A prohibited steps order is defined by the Children Act 1989 as an order preventing any step which could be taken by a parent in meeting his/ her parental responsibility for a child bring taken by a person without the consent of the court. This could include an application for an order to prevent a child being removed from the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

A specific issue order is defined by the Children Act 1989 as an order giving directions for the purpose of determining a specific question which has arisen, or which might arise might arise in connection with any aspect of parental responsibility for a child. This could include an application to the court if you wished to change your child’s school and there was no agreement with your former partner.

The court will only make orders if there is a dispute between the parents that they cannot resolve between them.

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