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Form C100: Apply for a court order to make arrangements for a child or resolve a dispute about their upbringing

Apply for a 'child arrangements', 'prohibited steps' or 'specific issue' order under the Children Act 1989. You might be able to apply online.

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Application under the Children Act 1989 for a child arrangements, prohibited steps, specific issue section 8 order or to vary or discharge a section 8 order

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You can also get help with child arrangements.

You can also use this form to apply to vary or discharge any of these orders. Some people need permission from the court to make an application for an order. You can apply for permission by completing the relevant section of the form.

Before you apply, you are legally required to attend a meeting about mediation and other ways of resolving your dispute without going to court, except in certain cases (for example, if there is evidence of domestic abuse).

Find out more about child arrangements.

Send your application to the designated family centre for your area. Use the court finder to find your closest centre.

Important information for applications to Bournemouth, Brighton and Coventry only

If the child lives in Bournemouth, Brighton and Coventry

You can use a new trial service to speed up the application process if the child lives in these areas.

Who can use this service?

The child must live in these areas for you to use this service. Your application may be returned to you if the child does not live in Bournemouth, Brighton or Coventry.

You should not use the service if:

  • you need a hearing within the next two days

  • have safety concerns about the respondent knowing the area in which the child lives

  • wish to pay the court fee in cash.

How to apply

Send your application to:

C100 applications
PO Box 4936
69 Buckingham Avenue
Slough
SL1 0JR

Only one copy of each form is required.

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Published 1 January 2018
Last updated 29 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added information about a pilot scheme in Bournemouth, Brighton and Coventry.
  2. Revised English version uploaded.
  3. Additional areas included in the online trial.
  4. First published.