Consultation outcome

Court orders relating to family law

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

Summary of consultation responses, the main findings and the government’s response.

In response to this consultation, the Department for Education published the revised statutory guidance on the ‘Children Act 1989: court orders’.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on revised statutory guidance to reflect legislative changes to public and private family law orders.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on changes to the statutory guidance on the Children Act 1989. The guidance relates to public and private family law orders and is being updated in light of the Children and Families Bill 2014.


Court order consultation - response form

Annexes to statutory guidance on court orders

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Published 12 February 2014
Last updated 17 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published government response to the consultation.
  2. First published.