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Date Published:26 Jul 2017 Last Updated:23 Jul 2021

What Is Considered Child Abduction?

Family Law

If you permanently remove a child to another country without the permission of the other parent, or anyone who has Parental Responsibility, then this is considered to be Child Abduction.

A number of intentional conventions are in place between England and other countries which allow children to be returned to their home country promptly, this is usually within 6 weeks.

Children will be returned unless the “abducting parent” can establish one of the limited defences.

This is a highly specialist area and advice will be needed from a Solicitor who regularly deals with Child Abduction matters. Katie Taft is a highly experienced Solicitor in Child Abduction matters representing both Applicants and Respondents. She is a member of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit specialist panel, is listed with the charity Reunite and is a founding member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

If you have been accused of child abduction, please read our relevant blog for more information.

If you require advice on child abduction matters please do not hesitate to call us here at Ellis Jones.Telephone Katie Taft at Ellis Jones on 01202 057797 or e-mail her on katie.taft@ellisjones.co.uk