- giving the court power to direct a party to undertake a 'contact activity';
- providing the court with the power to attach a contact activity condition to contact orders;
- enabling the court to award financial compensation from one person to another for losses arising from failure to comply with the order; and
- enabling the court, upon application, to impose an unpaid work requirement on the person who breaches the contact order (an 'enforcement order' - see this post).
Monday, November 03, 2008
Contact provisions implemented at last
At last we know when the new powers to resolve contact disputes under the Children and Adoption Act 2006 will be implemented. The provisions will come into force on the 8th December (not the 25th November, as I was originally informed). Just as a reminder, they include: