If you wish to take your child out of the country for a holiday, it is sensible to discuss your plans with any other holders of parental responsibility. If agreement cannot be reached, an application to the courts is possible.
If you wish to permanently move your child abroad, the consent of the other parent will be required. If the other parent objects, you may ask the court to look at the matter who will make a decision based on the welfare checklist, your proposals, the effect of you not being granted permission, the effect of lack of contact on the child, and the opportunity for continuing contact with your child and the parent remaining in England and Wales.
What can I do if my child has been abducted?
How to proceed depends upon the country to which the child has been taken. An urgent application to the courts in that country will be required. There are a number of conventions and protocols in place to protect and return children who have been abducted from the UK, and the starting principle is that the child will be returned to his or her home country, unless special circumstances apply.