Children

Unlawful Removal of a Child Within the UK

Do You Want to Relocate a Child Within the UK?

It would be very advisable to seek the consent of other person/s with Parental Responsibility before moving to another area in England or Wales with your child. It is as well possible for the left-behind parent to apply for a Prohibited Steps Order and this would ask the court to prevent the parent intending to move, from doing so. The court will consider the distance that the parent wishes to move and how straightforward it will be to organise contact with the parent left behind.

Ashmans Solicitors Family Law Team advise those people who are seeking help with all child care matters. Please lose no time in getting in touch with us.  CALL US ON 0333 009 6275. Alternatively, you can email us at enquiries@ashmanssolicitors.com

Securing the Return of a Child Following Unlawful Removal

If your child has been unlawfully taken from you and is within the UK, the person who has Parental Responsibility for the child can obtain an Order authorising an Officer of the Court or a Police Officer to find the child and deliver the child to back to them. Such an Order can be enforced in other parts of the United Kingdom e.g. Scotland and Northern Ireland.  There is also a power to order persons who may have information about a child’s whereabouts to disclose that information.

The Order can be made against a person holding Parental Responsibility (e.g. father or mother). So that the child can be returned to their usual place of residence. If someone threatens to remove a child from the care of a parent with Parental Responsibility or a Child Arrangements Order then the person holding the Order or with Parental Responsibility could seek a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent this happening.

If you are worried that your child may be removed within the UK, or this has already happened, please call us now on 0333 009 6275. Ashmans Solicitors provide free initial telephone consultations for all of our clients, and please note that Legal Aid may be available in some cases.

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Tracing a Removed Child Within the UK

If the child is believed to be within the UK but their location is not known, it is possible for parents and connected persons to make a court application to try and determine the child’s whereabouts. The longer it takes to trace a child, the harder the return of the child may become. This increases the worry that the child will get settled into their new residence. If they do so, then removing them again might cause them great distress. 

If you are concerned about unlawful removal please call Ashmans Solicitors today. In certain circumstances you may qualify for Legal Aid – please see our page on Legal Aid. Ashmans Solicitors has an expert Family Law Team who can advise you. Please call us on 0333 009 6275  for an appointment. All enquiries are welcome. Ashmans Solicitors have offices in: Central London and East London, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Leeds. Please see the Contact Us page for exact location details.

Related : Consent Orders and Clean Break Orders 

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  • We work with legal aid clients and can assist with obtaining legal aid, if that is appropriate.
  • We offer you a free initial consultation.
  • We are always aware of the relevant laws and regulations relating to children, including patient confidentiality and medical treatment.
  • We have the sensitivity to understand the needs of a child when representing their interests.
  • We demonstrate the ability to represent our clients effectively.
  • We show commitment to representing the interests of clients, especially children.
  • Our experienced family law team will always put you and your child’s best interests first.
  • We have multi-lingual staff in all of our offices, who will give you immediate assistance.
  • You can be assured of competitive prices and a very high success rate.
  • We have an expert team of in-house family law specialists, each with many years of experience representing clients in family courts.
  • We are dedicated to providing the best possible legal advice and services to those going through difficult times.
  • Our understanding and experienced family solicitors can give you professional guidance and support on getting a divorce or a civil partnership dissolution. They’ll also advise on other options, such as legal separation.
  • If you’re being forced into a marriage against your will, we can help you to arrange a Forced Marriage Protection Order.
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