Our Children Law specialists are experts in dealing with complex and sensitive child care proceedings. We represent thousands of people each year across the UK.
At a distressing and difficult time, we are here to give advice and support without judgement. We can provide assistance and advice to parents, family members, children and guardians across all aspects of child care proceedings.
The welfare of children is always paramount, and responsibility lies first and foremost with the parents. The Local Authority’s social services departments are under a legal obligation to intervene if they believe children may be at risk and are concerned about a child and their welfare.
The intervention and investigations can be hugely traumatic for everyone, and given their complexity and consequences, it’s essential that you seek expert help at the earliest opportunity.
How we can help
Our Children Law specialists can support you and your family with any children law matter such as:
- Where children may have suffered sexual abuse, physical or emotional harm
- When Social Services raise concerns about a child’s safety
- When a child is at risk of being taken into care
- Where family members wish to care for a child who is at risk of being taken or has been taken into care
- When a Local Authority seeks an Emergency Protection Order
- Cases surrounding non-accidental injuries
- With other aspects of social care involvement with children, including;
– pre-proceedings (PLO) meetings
– case conferences
– child assessment orders
– child protection reviews
- When parents wish to make contact with children in care
- Where parents seek the return of a child in care and the discharging of care orders
- Where parenting is compromised through addiction, mental health issues or learning disabilities
- Where children have special needs
Our Children Law specialists are supportive, patient and non-judgemental advisors. They will carefully explain all the procedures involved in child care cases to help remove any fear, worry or uncertainty about the legal process.
They know how distressing these procedures can be and they aim to minimise the stress and upset as much as possible by being there for you as a knowledgeable, sensitive and pro-active advisor.
As highly experienced specialists, they will use their skill and knowledge to support you and ensure the best possible outcome for the child. They will examine all funding options such as Legal Aid to make quality advice as accessible and affordable as possible.
They are also here to offer appropriate help and support in the aftermath of an investigation.