Children Act 1989

For more information about the Children Act 1989, please click on the following links:

Please note: The following information is intended as a guide only and should not be used in place of seeking professional legal advice.

Principles of the Children Act 1989

Public Law Orders (Orders used by local authority social services departments)

Private Law Orders (Orders available to parents and families)

Children in Need

Important - if you need legal advice because there have been concerns about your child and family it is important that you seek the help of a solicitor who deals with family law.

A list of solicitors in your area can be found on the Law Society website. Choose 'Family and Relationships' from the drop down list.