Enforcement Order

If a parent or guardian has been granted access or custody to a child, and that access or custody has been unreasonably denied, an “enforcement order” may be obtained.

This is a new provision of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (Section 18A), inserted by section 60 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015.

Legal aid is available to take proceedings for an enforcement order subject to the normal rules.

See the Legal Aid Board website for more information on Enforcement Orders for access and custody.