Our dedicated team acts for parents where a local authority has concerns about children being neglected, physically or emotionally harmed.
When Social Services has these concerns, they may apply to the court for a care order so that they can make decisions to safeguard the children. If a care order is granted, this usually means that the child is removed from a parent’s care and placed with a foster carer.
Local authorities have a duty to keep children with their parents if possible, and the parents will need to undergo assessments to address the concerns raised.
We understand that these proceedings can be extremely stressful and last a long time, and this can often mean that your children are not living with you whilst they are going on. We provide specialist advice to guide you through this difficult and confusing time.
We hold a Legal Services Commission contract, which means that we can act for parents in relation to care proceedings free of charge.