Enforcing children orders (private law)
Enforcing children orders (private law)

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Enforcing children orders (private law)
  • Search and recovery
  • Enforcement of child arrangements orders
  • Activity directions and conditions—child arrangements orders
  • General powers of enforcement
  • Attendance at family mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM)
  • Further directions or other orders
  • Family assistance orders
  • Child arrangements order—peremptory return
  • Contempt of court
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). This Practice Note sets out the procedure prior to the pandemic and during this period of disruption to the justice system, practitioners should be aware that local practice may vary.

With particular regard to private law children proceedings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has been released by the President, Cafcass and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), for full details see Practice Note: Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applications—The procedure for section 8 applications—COVID-19.

Search and recovery

Where a person is required by an order under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) to give up a child to another person and the court that made that order is satisfied that the child has not been given up, it may make a

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