The Child Arrangements Program 2014 (CAP)

The CAP came in to force in April 2014 and applies where there is a dispute between separated parents and/or families concerning the arrangements for the children.  The program is designed to try and help and encouraged an early resolution to disputes outside of the Court system and if that is not possible, to encourage prompt resolution within the Court system.

The idea behind the program, is for parents and families to be given an opportunity to work in a positive and constructive way towards resolving their differences amicably and with this in mind, terms such as custody,  Residence and Contact Orders will no longer be used.  Instead, a Child Arrangement Order can be applied for and this regulates the arrangements relating:-

A. With whom a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact;

B. When a child is to live, spend time or other have contact with a person.

Before anyone can make an application for a Child Arrangement Order, they must first of all attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with an authorised mediator.

If you would like an initial, free no obligation chat over the telephone we can arrange for one of our solicitors to be available at a time to suit you. Please contact us on 01536 276314 to arrange this.

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