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A contact order requires the person with whom a child lives to allow the child to visit or stay with the person named in the order or to have contact in some other form.

Contact can be direct (visiting/staying) or indirect (letter/cards/presents).

Contact with his/her natural parents is regarded as a fundamental right of the child and there have to be strong reasons for a court to refuse contact.

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