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Changing a Child's Surname
Changing a Child's Surname
Can you change your child's surname? How do you do it and how can you stop your partner from changing your child's name without your consent? Find out here....
Child Abduction and Parental Rights
Child Abduction and Parental Rights
What can the law do to protect children who are abducted to other countries or taken to parts of the UK without consent? Find out where you stand as a parent or guardian....
Child Carers: Their Rights Under the Law
Child Carers: Their Rights Under the Law
If a child is a carer for a parent or sibling, they have access to a network of support that enables them to continue with their development and education, while…...
Child Court Witnesses
Child Court Witnesses
Is your child giving evidence at court as a witness? You'll find all you need to know as a parent here....
Combating Underage Drinking
Combating Underage Drinking
This article looks at under age drinking, how to spot your child is an under age drinker and what can be done to stop the sale of alcohol to minors...
Community Sentences For Young People
Community Sentences For Young People
A look at community sentences and how they are handed down to those individuals who break the law....
Curfew Notices for Children
Curfew Notices for Children
Why Curfew Notices may be applied and how they are enforced within a community....
Dealing with Child Crime
Dealing with Child Crime
This article looks at what the prosecutable age of a child is and under what circumstances can it be used....
Employing a Child
Employing a Child
Does your child want to get a part-time job? Find out what your child can and cannot do, and what are the age and time limitations....
Gambling Laws Concerning Children
Gambling Laws Concerning Children
Find out what laws are in place to protect children from gambling, and how to spot the symptoms of gambling in children....
How Cafcass Officers Help Children
How Cafcass Officers Help Children
What is a Cafcass officer and what do they do? We examine how a Cafcass officer can help with the difficulties of a family break up....
Leaving Your Children Home Alone
Leaving Your Children Home Alone
Are you thinking of leaving your child at home alone? Find out about the law and your responsibilities to ensure that you don't commit a criminal offence....
Medical Treatment for Young People
Medical Treatment for Young People
If your child needs medical treatment, can they refuse it? What if you disagree with the other parent about the medical treatment of your child? In what circumstances…...
Minors And Contracts
Minors And Contracts
If your child has entered into a contract or is about to, you should know whether they are legally obligated to carry out the contract, and whether you can become…...
Registering The Birth of a Child
Registering The Birth of a Child
Details on how to register your child's birth, what information is placed on the birth certificate, and who can register the birth....
School Admissions and the Law
School Admissions and the Law
Are you applying for your child's admission to school? Find out all about the admissions procedure and what you can do if your child is not admitted, here....
School Exclusions and the Law
School Exclusions and the Law
Has your child been excluded from school? If so, you have a right of appeal. Find out all about your child's rights and the procedure for appealing here....
Selling Alcohol and Tobacco to Children
Selling Alcohol and Tobacco to Children
This article looks at the sale of tobacco and alcohol to individuals under the legal age, and discusses what can be done to alleviate the problem....
Selling Dangerous Substances
Selling Dangerous Substances
This article looks at the sale of dangerous substances to minors and what you can do to prevent it....
Smacking Your Children
Smacking Your Children
What is the law relating to smacking or disciplining children? What are teachers allowed to do, and what can't they do? Find out here....
Specific Issue Orders for Parents
Specific Issue Orders for Parents
Specific Issue Orders are issued when ex partners cannot agree on important issues that affect their children. Find out when these issues may be determined by a family…...
What 'In Loco Parentis' Means to You
What 'In Loco Parentis' Means to You
When children are in the care of their school, the teachers are said to be acting 'in loco parentis'. Find out more about how this affects you as a parent....
What is a Young Offender?
What is a Young Offender?
What constitutes a young offender and what happens to them when they are imprisoned and subsequently released?...
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