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Possible Court Orders in Care Proceedings

Our People - Jalpa Vadgama
9 January, 2019

What type of court orders exist in care proceedings?

Supervision Order

Your child remains in your care, but the social worker would continue to help and assist your child for the duration of the order.

Care Order

This usually (not always) means that your child is removed from your care and placed in the care of the Local Authority.

Emergency Protection Order

This an order made where there are concerns that your child is likely to suffer significant harm if your child is not removed from your care or if your child does not remain in the care of the Local Authority.

Special Guardianship Order

This allows a non-parent, usually a grandparent, to care for your child until the child reaches the age of 18.

Child Arrangements Order

A contact order may be granted to allow a non-resident parent to have contact with their child. Alternatively a residence order may be granted to specify that your child should live with an individual, usually a parent.

No Order

The court may decide that no order should be granted in the proceedings.

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