Prohibited Steps Order
A Prohibited Steps Order is an order which prevents a parent or a specified person from either:
- Taking a particular step or
- Embarking upon a course of action in relation to a child
A Prohibited Steps Order is often applied for to prevent:
- the removal of a child from the country
- a change of school
- a change of surname
What will the court consider?
When a court is considering whether to make a Prohibited Steps Order it will take into consideration the following factors:
- What is in the child's best interests
- The wishes and feelings of the child
- The effect on the child of any change in their circumstances
- Any harm the child has suffered or is at risk of suffering
- The child's, physical, emotional and educational needs
At Paul Ireland Solicitors we have many years of experience in dealing with all aspects of Children's Law. We can provide you with the expert advice that you need.