Children: Enforcement of child arrangements orders relating to contact

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

This note outlines the powers of enforcement available to the courts when a parent does not comply with a child arrangements order regulating contact.

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Child arrangements orders regulating contact with children following parental separation are court orders made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Obtaining a court order may sometimes be only the first step towards a parent gaining contact with a child following separation of the parents. It may be necessary to make further applications to the court, or for other procedures to be followed to enforce the order or secure compliance with its provisions.

This note outlines the powers of enforcement available to the courts when a parent does not comply with a child arrangements order relating to contact

Commons Briefing papers SN03101

Author: Manjit Gheera

Topics: Children and families, Divorce

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