Children Act – child abduction

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Children Act – child abduction

Cases of abduction are rare but not unheard of; they are inevitably highly emotionally charged.

One of our clients returned from a regular visit with his young son to his former partner’s family in Poland.  Whilst there, the boy’s mother had attempted to abduct the boy, but the father had the presence of mind to involve the local police and was able to return to the UK with the child.

We successfully applied for an emergency residence order – and retained it despite two challenges - and took the necessary steps to prevent the mother removing the boy from his father’s care and disappearing to Poland.

Our client also had serious concerns about the mother’s new boyfriend, and we were able to obtain a specific order preventing him from coming into contact with the boy during the mother’s contact visits.

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Published: 3 Nov 2011

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