Date: Thu 21 Mar 2019

What is parental child abduction?

Parental child abduction has been on the rise for a number of years, there are many reasons for this such as the rise in international families given the ease with which it is now possible to travel abroad.

But what is parental child abduction?

One parent removing a child from the country in which they are settled and normally resident without the consent of the other parent (or any others who have parental rights) is child abduction. This is called wrongful removal.

However a lawful visit abroad, for a holiday or other temporary visit with the consent of the other parent is also a form of child abduction if the child is not returned to the country of their residence at the end of the agreed period. This is called wrongful retention.

Child abduction also occurs when one parent removes a child to a different part of the UK or a different part of England and Wales without the consent of all those that have parental responsibility. This is called internal child abduction.

Venters Solicitors specialise in child abduction law and have a breadth of expertise that they offer to their clients. You can contact us on 01737 229 610 for a confidential chat about how we may be able to help you.

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