Prohibited Steps Orders

Prohibited Steps Orders

A prohibited steps order is an order which can prevent a person with parental responsibility from taking certain steps or making certain unilateral decisions in relation to a child.

What can a Prohibited Steps Order prevent?

Prohibited steps orders can be used to prevent a person with parental responsibility from taking a number of steps relating to a child including but not limited to: –

  • Taking your child from the care of someone else with parental responsibility;
  • Changing your child’s name;
  • Changing your child’s school;
  • Allowing your child to have contact with a particular person;
  • Relocating with your child either internally i.e. to a different part of the country or externally i.e. abroad;
  • Deciding that your child should follow a particular religion; and
  • Deciding that your child should receive a particular type of medical treatment which you don’t agree with if they are ill.

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