Preventing your child from being taken overseas without your permission
If you fear that your child may be removed from England & Wales it is important to urgently make contact with a specialist solicitor. There are number of immediate actions that can be taken to lessen the risk of abduction if you have parental responsibility such as arranging for a port alert where there is an imminent threat of abduction.
Other actions that can be taken may include the safeguarding of the child's passport and preventing a further passport being issued or applying for a prohibited steps order.
If you think that there is a danger of your child being removed but the danger is not immediate you need to consider whether it is worth getting a solicitor to write a letter to your ex partner to try and prevent the same.
If immediate action needs to be taken then you will need to consider obtaining a prohibited steps order or a wardship order depending on where your child is going to travel to.
You can also contact the national ports authority in certain circumstances.
These organisations provide specialist support and advice to parents dealing with the issue of child abduction.