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Contact Order

(Private Law)

Note: from April 2014, private law Contact Orders and Residence Orders were replaced by Child Arrangements Orders

Prior to April 2014, a Contact Order was a private law Order made by the Court, under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, requiring the person with whom a child lives to allow the child to have contact with the person named in the order.

The situation regarding contact with a child in care under Section 34 Children Act 1989 remains unchanged.