- A recovery order in family law is a court directive to return a missing child, ensuring the safety and welfare of the child.
- Persons concerned with care of the child, including parents, guardians or even grandparents can apply for a recovery order.
- It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from experienced family lawyers for assistance with applications and successful execution of Child Recovery Orders.
How does a recovery order work?
A recovery order functions by instructing an individual or the police to find and return the child to someone with parenting orders or a person who has parental responsibility, and it might also include supplementary orders about the child’s care and future arrangements. Those with parental responsibility for the child or those with a court order granting them parental responsibility may apply for a recovery order.
Who can apply for a recovery order?
Parents, guardians, or any individual involved in the child’s care, welfare, or development, also known as the “person concerned”, are eligible to apply for a recovery order, including grandparents.
In situations where there are no existing parenting orders, it’s required to file an application for such orders simultaneously with the application for recovery orders.