I see. Obviously this is a decision that cannot be taken without your consent.
It’s clearly been planned, and the official channels have not been followed.
You should consider applying to family court for an emergency order for them to be returned to your care, and not be removed from England without your permission.
If you don’t know exactly where they are, then you can also apply for something called a search and recovery order.
The emergency application is for a specific issue (return) and prohibited steps (not to be removed from England) order - on the form C100. You can download the form here:
The other applications require a C3 and C18 form - all can be submitted at the same time.
These forms are here:
I hope that this helps.
Do remember that I can only give you my opinion.
Another lawyer may have a different opinion. Litigation needs at least 2 parties and neither goes to court expecting to lose.
Nonetheless, one of them does, even though they have been told by their respective legal advisers that they have a good chance of success.
If there was a black-and-white answer to every legal problem there would be no need for anything to ever proceed to court!
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Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
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If you still need any points clarifying, I will be happy to reply because the thread does not close. In fact, it remains open indefinitely.
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That only applies to new threads, not this one. You have me exclusively on this one.
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