Child custody

Arrange custody, abducted children, stop a child getting a passport.


  1. Stop someone getting a passport

    You might be able to stop someone getting a passport by applying for a court order - parental child abduction, vulnerable adults

  2. Find help to get your child back from abroad or arrange contact

    How to apply to have your child returned if they've been abducted, or arrange contact or enforce a court order in EU, Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention countries

  3. Get a copy of a child abuse assessment or child protection plan

    Letter to get evidence that social services think your child has been abused or is at risk, if you're applying for legal aid.

  4. Get a copy of a finding of fact of child abuse

    Use this sample letter to get evidence that your partner abused a child, if you're applying for legal aid.

  5. Get a copy of a police caution for child abuse

    Use this letter to get evidence a partner has been cautioned by police for child abuse, if you're applying for legal aid.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Children Act 1989: court orders
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