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Intervenors in Care Proceedings

Posted: 29 April

In care proceedings, the parties are usually the Local Authority who made the application to court, the parents of the child and the child themselves. Who will be represented by an independent professional called the Guardian. Sometimes other people...

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Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

Posted: 22 April

What happens after Children’s Services becomes involved? Following a referral to Children’s Services in respect of a non-accidental injury, you may be asked to consent to your child being placed in the care of a family member or in...

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Grandparents rights with Social Services

Posted: 16 February

Unless you have Parental Responsibility for your grandchild through a Child Arrangements Order or Special Guardianship Order, then you are not automatically involved in care proceedings concerning your grandchild. Social Services, also known as the Local Authority, may have...

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Social Services and the Emergency Removal of Children

Posted: 07 February

Social Services may be applying to the Court for an Order to protect your child in an emergency. Social Services have duties to protect all children in their area. If they believe your child is at immediate risk of...

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Can Social Services take my child?

Posted: 14 December

Social Services, known as the Local Authority, will only be able to remove your child if one of the following apply: They have your consent; or They obtain a Court Order known as an Emergency Protection Order which can...

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Public Law Outline Meetings with Social Services

Posted: 09 December

What is a Public Law Outline meeting? A Public Law Outline meeting, or “PLO” meeting is the name Social Services, also known as the Local Authority, give to a meeting to discuss a child’s welfare. This is also sometimes...

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What is Section 20 of the Children Act 1989?

Posted: 17 October

The Law on Social Services removing children There are many reasons why the Local Authority, often known as Social Services, may be required to remove a child from their home. Reasons include if they are suffering or have suffered...

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Deputyship Orders

In recent years, the perceived stigma around mental health and health care issues have...

- 17 May 2024

Intervenors in Care Proceedings

In care proceedings, the parties are usually the Local Authority who made the application...

- 29 April 2024

Non-Accidental Injury and Care Proceedings

What happens after Children’s Services becomes involved? Following a referral to Children’s Services in...

- 22 April 2024