Forms Under Local Authorities

C2 - Application for a Care Order

Before completing this form please read the leaflet ‘CB1 – Making an application – Children and the Family Courts’.
You can get a copy from your local court or online at hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk

  • Failure to complete every question or state if it does not apply, could delay the case, as the court will have to ask you to provide the additional information required.
  • If there is not enough space please attach separate sheets.
  • Cafcass/CAFCASS CYMRU will carry out checks as it considers necessary. See Section J of leaflet CB1 for more information about Cafcass and CAFCASS CYMRU.
    If you are applying for one of the following private law Children Act 1989 orders you must file a separate completed FM1 form with this application:
  • A parental responsibility order (sections 4(1)(c), 4ZA(1)(c) or 4A(1)(b) of the Children Act 1989) or an order terminating parental responsibility (sections 4(2A), 4ZA(5) or 4A(3) of that Act).
  • An order appointing a child’s guardian (section 5(1) of the Children Act 1989) or an order terminating the appointment (section 6(7) of that Act).
  • An order giving permission to change a child’s surname or remove a child from the United Kingdom (sections 13(1) or 14C of the Children Act 1989).
  • A special guardianship order or an order varying or discharging such an order (section 14D of the Children Act 1989).

Court fees
You may need to pay a fee with your application.
You should read leaflet EX50 Civil and family court fees to find out what fee, if any, you need to pay. This leaflet is available from your local court or online at hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk
You may be exempt from paying all or part of the fee.
The combined booklet and application form ‘EX160A Court and Tribunal Fees – Do you have to pay them’ gives more information. You can get a copy from the court or download a copy from our website at hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk

C11 - Application for an Emergency Protection Order

Description of the child(ren)
If a child’s identity is not known, state details which will identify the child.
You may enclose a recent photograph of the child, which should be dated.

C16 - Application for a Child Assessment Order

The grounds for the application
The grounds are that there is reasonable cause to suspect that the child[ren] [is] [are] suffering, or [is] [are] likely to suffer, significant harm and an assessment of the state of the child[ren]’s health or development or of the way in which the child[ren] [has] [have] been treated, is required to determine whether or not the child[ren] [is] [are] suffering, or [is] [are] likely to suffer, significant harm and it is unlikely that such an assessment will be made, or be satisfactory, in the absence of an order under this section.

C110A - Application for a care or Supervision Order

and other orders under Part 4 of the Children Act 1989 or an Emergency Protection Order under section 44 of the Children Act 1989
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