What are Specific Issue orders?

A specific issue order can be used to determine a specific issue that is in dispute between parents or people with parental responsibility. This might include, for example, which school the child is to attend or whether they should have a particular medical treatment.

When deciding whether to grant any of the above orders the child's welfare will be the court's most important consideration.

The court will presume that it is best for any child to have both parents involved in their life, unless there is good reason not to. "Involvement" can mean many things and does not have to include face to face contact with the child.