If matters are not resolved after the PLO meeting, social services will issue care proceedings if they believe the child is likely to suffer significant harm. Unless under emergency circumstances, care proceedings will only be issued after substantial efforts have been made to keep the child with their birth family.
At Walker Family Law, we understand the extreme worry and anxiety that can be caused should you receive a call from social services. If you find yourself in this situation, it is crucial that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Our Care Team specialises in care proceedings cases and can help you navigate them with clarity and understanding. We regularly represent parents, children, and grandparents in court during care proceedings across the Southwest. Our Care Team are experts in child law; are members of the Children Panel and are Resolution accredited.
Our aim is to reduce the strain on you and your family by providing dedicated, compassionate legal support. We will make sure that you get a fair hearing, and we always endeavour to reach a child-focused outcome. Our team understands the emotional toll that these situations can have on families, and we are here to provide direct support and guidance every step of the way.
Contact the team today to arrange a consultation.
Legal aid may be available to help you obtain representation in your children case. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide guidance on your options for legal support.
At the conclusion of care proceedings, the court will typically issue an order that outlines the arrangements for the care and protection of the child(ren).
There are several types of orders that the court can make including:
Whether you have been invited to a Public Law Outline (PLO) meeting or are facing care proceedings, our expert team of lawyers will provide you with straightforward, practical advice. We will ensure that you receive a fair hearing, and we will endeavour to reach a child-focused outcome.