Make an application in existing court proceedings relating to children: Form C2

Ask for permission to start proceedings, or to request an order or directions in existing proceedings, or to ask to join or leave proceedings.


Application form C2

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Published 1 June 2016
Last updated 22 July 2022 + show all updates
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