Parental Child Abduction – Overview 

Parental child abduction takes place when a child is taken from the country they live in by one parent without the consent of the other parent. An abduction can also happen if a parent takes a child abroad for an agreed holiday but then refuses to return them at the end of the agreed period.

If you consider that your child is at risk of abduction from the United Kingdom, urgent steps can be taken to apply to the Court for an order to prevent their other parent from removing them from the country.

After an abduction has occurred, it is vital that urgent steps are taken to secure the child’s return. International law can be complex and it is important that specialist advice is taken. We are members of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit’s panel of child abduction lawyers and can advise you on the best way to locate a child who has been brought to the UK or taken abroad.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, please contact Tony McGovern in the Child Abduction Team on 020 7976 2233

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