A prohibited steps order is used to prevent a person with parental responsibility for a child doing whatever is prohibited in the order without the consent of the court. These types of orders are often used when a parent decides that they wish to move abroad and the other parent wants to prevent that.
A PSO can also be used for preventing a child having piercings, taking part in dangerous activities, being fed food contrary to religious beliefs and so forth.
If an application is urgent to prevent something happening, there is no requirement to attend a MIAM (mediation information assessment meeting) and the application can be made direct to the court, with a request for a hearing immediately.
If you require assistance with this type of order, please contact us.