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Common Forms

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


Family mediation information and assessment meeting form.


Tell the court about harm that you, a child or children have suffered or are at risk of suffering, or use this form to respond to any allegations made by the other person in their application.


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


Apply for an order related to the enforcement of a child arrangements order or to set aside or change an existing enforcement order.


Parents can use this form to record an agreement that the biological father should be granted parental responsibility for the child.


Use this form (‘appellant’s notice’) for all appeals and permissions to appeal (except for small-claims track appeals and appeals to the Family Division of the High Court). Includes notes N161A, N161B, N161C and N161D.


Other Forms

Apply for any order under the Act except care and supervision orders, Section 8 order and enforcement of a child arrangements order, such as Parental Responsibility Orders or Emergency Protection Order.


Use this form to apply for an order authorising an officer of the court or a constable to take charge of and deliver a child.


Use this form to ask the court to order someone to give information about where a child is or who a child is with.


Give information to the court about an application that involves a child and names you as respondent, including whether you agree or oppose the making of any order.


You can ask the court to keep a child’s contact details private as well as your own.


Use this form to give details of service of an application or notice.


Application for a care or supervision order and other orders under Part 4 of the Children Act 1989 or an Emergency Protection Order under section 44 of the Children Act 1989. This replaces form C110.


Use this form to add a supporting statement to your application to become a child’s special guardian.


Supplement for an application for contact with a child in care.


Use this form to seek recognition and enforcement of a judgment on rights of access under the Council Regulation 2201/2003.


This form is the certificate required to seek recognition and enforcement of a judgment concerning the return of the child under Council Regulation 2201/2003.


Use this form to ask the court to determine someone’s parentage and to give your summary of why you think your application is necessary.


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