Legal Advice for Child Care Proceedings

Child Care Proceedings Solicitors

Do You Need Legal Advice for Care Proceedings?

Social Services may become involved with parents and children if they believe that the child/children is/are suffering or is at risk of suffering harm whether it be psychological, emotional, physical or sexual they may intervene. In some circumstances Social Services may require parents to sign a Contract of Expectations therefore promising that they will raise their standard of care of their child/children to a more acceptable level.

On the other hand, Social Services may be aware of ongoing issues with care of a child and give notice to parents via a Letter before Proceedings that they intend to take action by applying to the Court for a Care or Placement Order.

Social Services can even intervene before a child is born and should they consider that child is at risk they may issue proceedings prior to the child’s birth and remove the child from the parents care before discharge from hospital. This is called an Emergency Care Order.

In these circumstances, parents will need legal representation as there are a number of meetings and lots of complicated paperwork to deal with.

We will offer you guidance and support throughout Social Services involvement with you and your child/children, providing you with the best possible advice relevant to your situation.

Take The First Step To Getting Support

Working with a solicitor you can trust is critical to achieving peace of mind and to move forward quickly. We can talk about your situation in confidence with you, and we will give you advice on the legal options available. We can also refer you to other organisations that can offer support and advice.

We recognise the importance of dealing with your issues as quickly as possible so we will do everything we can to secure a speedy resolution. Our family law experts have helped many clients with care proceedings over the years so you can be sure we understand that this is a difficult area which is why we offer sensitive, objective and practical legal assistance – tried and tested with a track record of success.

All communication and support from Jennings Solicitors is completely confidential so you don’t need to worry about contacting us. Once we understand the facts regarding your situation, we will work as quickly and carefully as possible to safeguard you and your loved ones.

Why Choose Jennings for Child Care Proceedings?

Our family law team specialise in providing expert advice in all areas of family law, including divorces and separations that affect children and domestic abuse:

We will explain the process clearly and keep you informed about what is happening at each stage
We provide cost effective solutions tailored to your situation and will provide clear information about costs, allowing you to manage your outgoings
All communication and support is confidential

Members of The Solicitors Family Law Association

Mrs Claire Smith, Head of the Family Law Department, is a member of the Solicitors Family Law Association. This is an organisation of Family Law Solicitors which aims to promote fair and conciliatory solutions to the issues arising at times of family breakdowns or crisis. The code of practice relevant to the SFLA is prepared for solicitors and is designed to benefit you in the way the work is undertaken.

Take the first step to solving your child care issue and contact us today...