Court application

Court application image - court crestResources in this section include:

Letter of issue
Information on this new requirement under the current guidance. The letter informs parents that the local authority is applying to court for a care or supervision order.

Section 31 application

Guidance on applications for care/supervision orders to be conducted in accordance with Family Procedure Rules Practice Direction 12A (known as the ‘Public Law Outline’).

Recording events accurately and succinctly, considering the impact on the child and time frame.

Specific issues arising in care proceedings

Issues include:

  • Cases with an international element
  • Language interpreters
  • Parents with learning disabilities and severe mental health problems
  • Concurrent Public Law and criminal proceedings

Contact with Children in Care
The duties placed on local authorities in respect of contact.






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