Have your say on government e-petitions

Make breaching Child Arrangement Orders a criminal offence enforceable by police

Submitted by Stuart Harber on Thursday 23rd April 2020

Published on Monday 6th July 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 6th January 2021

Signatures: 1,993

Relevant Departments

Tagged with

Child ~ It ~ Police ~ Power

Petition Action

Make breaching Child Arrangement Orders a criminal offence enforceable by police

Petition Details

Police are currently powerless to take action if a Child Arrangement Order is breached.

Additional Information

If an order is breached then the only option is to accept it or return to the courts to request enforcement action is taken against the other party. The process can take months, be expensive and emotionally draining.

Giving police power to enforce breaches should reduce the number of people breaching these orders, and allow what the court has already decided as right and safe for the child, to be enforced. Breaching the orders should be subject to an instant deterrent which can be issued by the police, such as the issuing an on the spot fine, with the amount increased after further breaches.


You can't sign this petition because it is now closed. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!

Have your say on this petition!

comments powered by Disqus

repetition.me is a Good Stuff website

18.234.247.75 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:22:48 +0000