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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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Check if you can apply online (printable form available below)

Cais o dan adran 8 Deddf Plant 1989 am orchymyn trefniadau plant, gorchymyn camau gwaharddedig, gorchymyn mater penodol neu i amrywio neu ddiddymu neu ofyn am ganiatâd i roi gorchymyn adran 8 / Application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 fo

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Important information about making child arrangements, a C100 application to the Family Court - Child Arrangements Order, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Order application.

An online service is available for Mediation Information Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and mediation. These services can now be carried out remotely, and so are options for parents considering child arrangements during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. More information can be found on the Co-Parent Hub or from the Family Mediation Council (FMC).

The following arrangements have been put in place to ensure that HM Courts and Tribunals Service can continue to process applications during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Before you apply, please make sure you have attended (either remotely or in person) a MIAM, unless you have a valid exemption (a meeting about mediation and other ways of resolving your dispute without needing to use the court). Attending a MIAM is a legal requirement, although certain exemptions do apply (for example, if there is evidence of domestic abuse).

You are strongly encouraged to use the online apply to court about child arrangements process to avoid delay.

If you are unable to apply online you can send your C100 paper application to:

C100 Applications
PO BOX 4936
69 Buckingham Avenue
Slough
SL1 0JR

Only one copy of each document is required.

  • Your application form and any documents sent with it cannot be returned to you.
  • Once scanned paper documents will be destroyed after 30 days without exception. This includes any original documents.
  • Do not include any documents with your application that you need as they will be destroyed.

These arrangements do not apply if you need a hearing within the next three days or there are serious safety concerns. In these circumstances please contact your local court.

Please do not send cash or postal order payments to the above address. It is important to include telephone and email addresses for all parties wherever possible.

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, please do ensure you have attended (either remotely or in person) a MIAM, unless you have a valid exemption (a meeting about mediation and other ways of resolving your dispute without needing to use the court). Attending a MIAM is a legal requirement, although certain exemptions do apply (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.

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Published 1 January 2018
Last updated 2 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Wording changed as the service is now available to non-parents.

  2. Added information relating to bulk scanning and documents not being returned.

  3. Mediation Information Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) can now be held remotely. A link to the CAFCASS co-parenting hub has been added.

  4. Updated information on using the C100 application form.

  5. Manchester has been added to the online pilot.

  6. Added information about a pilot scheme in Bournemouth, Brighton and Coventry.

  7. Revised English version uploaded.

  8. Additional areas included in the online trial.

  9. First published.