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Can an ex-partner swap schools for their child without the other parent's consent?
Ex partner took kids Thursday and returned Sunday but only returning my son... Has kept my daughter can he swap schools without my consent

Justin Magallanes

14th April 2022

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NQ law student- no he can’t change them schools without your permission but some schools don’t contact the other parent to check. You can submit a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent this happening. You can also submit a C100 form to request that your daughter is returned to your care.

Mabel Dodge

14th April 2022

1 upvote

NQ. If he is on the birth certificate go family court and get a c100 Get the school on your side etc

Paul Hinojosa

14th April 2022

Nq Yes he can I lost my son this way changed schools within a week n now lives with him as he’s happier there Police will do nothing unless child is in danger

Willie Martinez

14th April 2022

1 upvote

NQ how devastating for you. I'm so sorry to hear this. How old is your child? If they are 12 or over then returning home is more difficult as the child's wants and opinion is heard and it depends on what your daughter truly wants. He cannot just change school though. When you apply to a school it asks about parental responsibility and you have to upload proof. I have done it twice for my step children. So it isnt allowed but whether the people at his county council do their job correctly is another matter. I would call his local county council and speak to children services as well as school admissions team to get further advice. I hope she comes home soon 🙏 💓

Dan Brooks

14th April 2022

NQ- lived in experience. Legally no, they will need your permission. You will need to go to court and either apply for a prohibited steps order or a c100 (child arrangements order) and this will enforce where the children have a permanent residence

Dianne Williams

14th April 2022

Thankyou everyone just to let you know I've had my c100 granted my child will be coming home xx

Justin Magallanes

14th April 2022

3 upvotes

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