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1.4.9 Revocation and Variation of Care Order

Contents

  1. Key Points
  2. Revocation and Variation Procedure


1. Key Points

  1. A Care Order will continue until the child is 18 unless other applications are made. A Care Order may:
    1. Be discharged on application by any party (child, parent or the local authority);
    2. Be varied to a Supervision Order on application (by child, parent or the local authority);
    3. Be discharged by the making of a Child Arrangements Order or Special Guardianship Order in favour of any applicant;
    4. Be discharged on the making of an Adoption Order.


2. Revocation and Variation Procedures

  1. The decision to make an application to discharge or vary the Care Order must be made at the child’s Statutory Review. (Other agencies views must be sought). This must be further informed, if the child is the subject of a Child Protection Plan by recommendations from a Child Protection Review Conference;
  2. The delegation of responsibility for discharge or variation of a Care Order is with the Designated Manager (Children’s Social Care). Once a decision has been made, Legal Services must be consulted;
  3. Applications for discharge or for a Child Arrangements Order/Special Guardianship Order made without the prior agreement of the local authority.

    A Statutory Review/Child Protection Review Conference should be called to determine whether or not to oppose or support the application.

    The delegation of responsibility for action regarding the opposition or support of an application is with the Designated Manager (Children’s Social Care).

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