Solicitors for child care proceedings
Removing a child from their family is the most extreme intervention the state can make. However, the local authority has a duty to intervene and start child care proceedings if there are concerns that a child is at risk.
In most cases, social services are involved for a short time to support the family; however, for some, they may call for a Child Protection Case Conference. This allows social services to assess whether a Care Order needs to be made or not.
If social services have contacted you or a family member, you must get legal advice urgently and do not ignore the situation. Even if you do not attend scheduled meetings or court hearings, they can make important decisions about your family’s future.
Our specialist lawyers understand this complex legal situation and can advise you on your options and their impact.
We regularly support families in this situation and contact social services on your behalf, attend any scheduled meetings and advise you regarding correspondence, reports or agreements you are asked to sign.