Legal representation in care proceedings
Sometimes Social Services may become involved with a family if there are concerns about the health and wellbeing of a child or children.
You may be told by social services that they are planning on taking a matter to court involving children of your family. If this happens, you need specialist advice to ensure that your views are represented during the care proceedings.
Whilst parents automatically qualify for legal aid, I can represent grandparents and connected persons in care proceedings. I can advise you on the following matters:
- Emergency Protection Orders;
- Care Orders including interim orders;
- Supervision Orders including interim orders;
- Secure Accommodation Orders;
- Special Guardianship Orders;
- Matters to do with Adoption;
- Matters to do with both short and long term fostering;
- Applications under the Inherent Jurisdiction (i.e. children missing from care); and
- The role of friends and extended family members in caring for children who are subject to care proceedings.
I can advise you in writing or in person (including Skype where appropriate) and can represent you at any court hearings that are listed to hear your matter.
Please contact my clerks who will be happy to assist you further.