Restriction on further applications under the Children Act 1989—section 91(14) orders

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

  • Restriction on further applications under the Children Act 1989—section 91(14) orders
  • Restriction on further applications
  • Requirements for a s 91(14) order
  • Duration of the order
  • Terms of a s 91(14) order
  • Guidance for making s 91(14) order
  • Guidance in cases involving litigants in person
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and s 91(14) orders

Restriction on further applications under the Children Act 1989—section 91(14) orders

STOP PRESS: On 19 May 2022 section 67 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (DAA 2021) came into effect inserting section 91A into ChA 1989 which makes further provision about orders under ChA 1989, s 91(14).

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) fourth Practice Direction update of 2022 introduces a new Practice Direction, FPR 2010, PD 12Q (Orders under section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989)) which accompanies the new ChA 1989, s 91A. Three existing Practice Directions are also amended. The Practice Direction update came into force on 19 May 2022 and aims to protect domestic abuse victims and highlight the availability of ChA 1989, s 91(14) orders. See: FPR 2010 Practice Direction Update No 4 OF 2022 .

The Practice Directions that are amended are:

  1. FPR 2010, PD 12B to cross-refer to FPR 2010, PD 12Q highlighting the availability of ChA 1989, s 91(14) orders, making clear that where allegations of domestic abuse or other risk of harm are alleged or proven, the court should give early consideration to whether a ChA 1989, s 91(14) order may be appropriate on the disposal of the main application, amendments are also made

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