child-law

Family Law Welfare Principle

Family Law Welfare Principle The Children’s Act 1989 provides a number of guidelines that relate to the upbringing of a child or the administration of their property under family law…

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School Absence

School Absence The law states that all children of school age (between 5 and 16 years) must receive a consistent and suitable education either through regularly attending school or receiving…

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Surrogacy Law

Surrogacy and the Law Surrogacy involves a number of different scenarios and it is a term used to describe when a woman agrees to carry and have a baby for…

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2009 Welfare Reform

2009 Welfare Reform There are quite specific pieces of guidance in the 2009 Welfare Reform legislation which outline what is meant by parental responsibility. Section 4 of the Children Act 1989…

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School Admission Process

School Admission Process Children between the age of 5 and 16 in England are entitled to a free place at a state school and although parents can choose which school…

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Surrogate Parents

Surrogate Parents Throughout the world there are countless couples who are struggling to conceive. Using surrogate parents is sometimes a viable option for those who wish to raise a family….

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Special Guardianship Orders

Special Guardianship Orders When the Children Act 1989 was amended through the Adoption and Children Act 2002, a series of new provisions were introduced. One of these included a Special…

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Child Maintenance Travel Disqualification

Child Maintenance Travel Disqualification The issue of child maintenance can be a contentious area. When a relationship breaks down and parents go their separate ways, a number of disputes may…

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Child Abduction Prevention

Child Abduction: Prevention Child abduction can be either a criminal or a civil offence depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Child Abduction in Criminal Law Under Section 1(1)…

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Child Assessment Orders

Child Assessment Orders Child Assessment Orders are used in situations where the local authority must intervene as part of a safeguarding process. These orders are usually applied when an investigation…

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