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Please explain as clearly as possible the definitions and differences

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Please explain as clearly as possible the definitions and differences between a Children Act Part 1 Order and a Part 2 Order. What makes an order Part 1 or Part 2, where is the threshold that makes the difference and where can I find and quote these definition guidlines?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question.
Children Act 1989 Part 1 outlines the criteria the Court looks at when making an order in relation to children, as well as parental responsibility orders - the legislation can be seen here:
Children Act 1989 Part 2 is the legislation allowing the Court to make various orders in relation to children, usually in private law proceedings - orders which include Child Arrangement, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders. The legislation is here:
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this.
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