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Residence Order

A Residence Order is a Court Order made under section 11 of Children and Young Persons Act 2001 which gives Parental Responsibility to the person in whose favour it is made. Residence Orders made on or after 30 December 2005 can last until the child is 18 unless discharged earlier by the Court or by the making of a Care Order. Prior to that, Residence Orders usually lasted until the child was 16 unless there were exceptional circumstances.

A Residence Order in favour of a relative or Foster Career with whom a child is placed may be an appropriate outcome of a Permanence Plan for a Looked After Child.

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