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Could you please confirm if arrangement orders are in place regarding your daughter?
Yes, the contact order already in place would need to be changed to supervised contact and you have to apply for deed poll to get your daughter named changed.
I will get back to you shortly on how to proceed with both these issues.
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For deed poll, for changing the name of a child, who is under 16yrs of age, the consent of everyone with parental responsibility would be required. That means you would need the consent of her father as well.
The process cost costs £36 for changing the name via unrolled deed poll
Yes, you would have to inform the school about the name change once the deed poll is registered.
Regarding changing the contact to supervised contact, unless it can be agreed with mutual agreement between you and the father of your daughter, you would need a court order.
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