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Family courts - making mothers stay in/return to an area

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Dear Lewes District Council,

I am interested in information about cases concerning mothers relocating with their children.

1. In the last 5 years how many times has a mother been refused permission to relocate within the UK with their child(ren) by the Family Court?

2. In the last 5 years how many times has a mother been required to return to the area with her child(ren) having relocated within the UK without the agreement of the father of the father child(ren)?

Yours faithfully,

Erin Lewis

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Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Ms. Lewis,

 

Information Request:  FOI 12601

 

Thank you for your information request dated 2 December 2020 received in
our office today. 

 

I am interested in information about cases concerning mothers relocating
with their children.

 

1. In the last 5 years how many times has a mother been refused permission
to relocate within the UK with their child(ren) by the Family Court?

 

2. In the last 5 years how many times has a mother been required to return
to the area with her child(ren) having relocated within the UK without the
agreement of the father of the father child(ren)?

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you and have found that Lewes
District Council does not hold the information you have requested.

 

·         The responsible authority for adult and child welfare is East
Sussex County Council and their Freedom of Information Officer can be
contacted at the address below.

Freedom of Information Officer

East Sussex County Council

W1D, D Floor, West Block

County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

BN7 1UE

Tel: 01273 482913

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

All applicants have a 'right of appeal'.  An appeal should be focused on
the original request and should identify how the council’s response failed
to answer your information request.  Appeals must be made in writing (or
e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response and addressed
to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

 

Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[3][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[4]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[5]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

 

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