Standard orders—child abduction
Standard orders—child abduction

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

  • Standard orders—child abduction
  • Finalised child abduction standard orders

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts have jurisdiction to determine a dispute. For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—children proceedings. This Practice Note sets out the current position on the child abduction standard orders.

This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, child abduction orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, on 6 June 2018, and related LexisNexis® Family content. For details of the background and history of the standard orders project, see Practice Note: Standard orders—general principles. For practical guidance on child abduction generally, see: International children—overview. See Practice Note: Standard orders—disclosure as to standard orders issued regarding disclosure of the whereabouts of a child.

The President issued guidance as to the use and status of standard orders within family proceedings, together with two separate batches of orders, on 30 November 2017 and 6 June 2018 (plus addendum). The issue of the orders followed a series of consultations. See News Analysis: Financial and enforcem