What is a prohibited steps order?
A prohibited steps order (PSO) is a court order that prohibits somebody (normally a parent) from taking a certain action that affects a child.
A PSO usually stays in effect until a child is 16 years old, although it can last until a child is 18 years old in certain circumstances.
Who can apply for a prohibited steps order?
Those who hold parental responsibility for a child, a child’s guardians and those named on a child arrangements order can apply for a PSO.