Family » Care Proceedings

If you need advice about social services involvement with your children call our specialist care team on our dedicated number 0114 2496693

Child care and child protection is a tough balancing act. The welfare of children is always paramount and responsibility lies first and foremost with the parents. But Social Services departments are also under a legal obligation to intervene if they believe children may be at risk. The resultant investigations and proceedings can be hugely traumatic for everyone, and given their complexity and consequences, it’s essential that you seek expert help at the earliest opportunity. Professional legal advice cannot change the past but it can make a huge difference to your future.

How we can help

Our team of child care specialists represent parents, children, other family members and guardians in matters where Local Authorities, in the shape of their Social Services departments, become involved in family life.

We can help:

Our aims

Our team

The Howells team is one of the best in the country. It has been consistently highly ranked for family work in the north, and is overseen by the hugely respected and much admired Alyson Siddall. Alyson has developed a group of many talents but with shared values. Tough and resolute in their legal representation, sensitive and compassionate in their client relationships, the team understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives.