GLOSSARY

Prohibited Steps Order

/prə(ʊ)ˈhɪbɪtɪd/ /stɛp/ /ˈɔːdə/

Definition

A prohibited steps order is an order providing that no step which could be taken by a parent in meeting their parental responsibility for a child, and which is of a kind specified in the order, shall be taken by any person without the consent of the court.

Family

An order of the court preventing a person from taking some action involving a child.
Section 8(1) of the Children Act 1989 defines such as "(an order stating that) no step which could be taken by a parent in meeting his parental responsibility for a child and which is of a kind specified in the order, shall be taken by any person without the consent of the court". Such orders can however be made against a parent or any other person. They are typically concerned with a single, specific issue.

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