Child Law

Child Welfare

Child Welfare The Courts consider child welfare to be of paramount concern. Child welfare should be at the forefront of any decisions made by the court. There are many different scenarios which…

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Private Law Orders

Private Law Orders Issued to Protect Children In terms of private law orders, there are three principles outlined in Section 1 of the Children Act 1989. The first is that…

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Drugs in Schools

Drugs in Schools Schools in England and Wales often have a zero tolerance approach to drugs in schools and students are educated about the dangers of substance abuse as part…

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Childrens Name Changes

Childrens Name Changes Can I change the name of my child and what is the process whereby I can do this? A child’s name can be changed for a number…

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Curfew Order Child Maintenance

Curfew Order for non-payment of Child Maintenance Curfew Order Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission was set up by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008. This Commission can exercise a…

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Child Maintenance

Child Maintenance The importance of child maintenance is to ensure that the everyday living costs relating to the child are taken care of. This can include a number of things…

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Children Act 1989

Children Act 1989 The Children Act 1989 was introduced to provide comprehensive legislation that ensures the developmental needs and welfare requirements of children are met and they are protected from…

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Parental Responsibility

Parental Responsibility Parental responsibility is clearly defined under the Children Act 1989 and it is described as being the duties, powers, responsibilities, rights and authority that through the law a…

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Residence Order

Introduced in 2014, the Child Arrangements Order replaced the previous legislation for residence order. A child arrangement order is a legally binding agreement which is made between parents or guardians…

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