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C100 application

An application for a child arrangements order, specific issue or prohibited steps order under Children Act 1989.


A public body which promotes the welfare of children and families involved in family court proceedings in England and Wales. 

Child Arrangements Order

An order setting out where a child should live and the contact they should have with the other parent.

Child Contact Intervention

A short term intervention for supervised contact where a child is reintroduced to a parent with whom they have not had contact recently.

Child Law Advice

A charity offering specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England.  For further information please see

Citizens Advice Bureau

A network of independent charities offering confidential legal advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.  For further information please see

Closed question

A question which can be answered by one word such as ‘yes’ or no’.

Coercive and controlling behaviour

An act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is either used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim or designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent.


Collusion in the context of supporting clients is when we agree with a client to the detriment of another, usually the other party.

Counter allegations

Where a party against whom accusations have been made (usually of domestic violence) makes similar accusations towards the party who made the original complaint or charge

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