We have specialist teams of experienced and sympathetic Child Protection Solicitors based in Bristol and Leeds. We can answer your questions promptly and offer help and legal advice at any stage of your case.
So even if the Child Protection Solicitor assigned to you isn’t immediately available, another member of our team will have access to your details and be there to provide expert assistance.
We’ll never overlook how important your case is to you and will work with you to try to find the best options for you and your family.
More about our Child Protection Services
We can advise and offer legal representation on issues including:
- Care Proceedings - including where social workers may seek to remove children into foster care under care orders.
- Emergency Hearings
- Supervision Orders
- Police Protection Orders
- Special Guardianship Orders
- Representation at first Child Protection Conference meetings
- Representation at PLO (pre-proceedings) meetings
- Parental Responsibility
- Secure Accommodation Orders
- Placement Orders
- Advice to grandparents or other family members
- Advice to other family members who may be accused of having harmed a child.
Our Child Protection Solicitors can advise you on how to respond to your specific situation, including at meetings with social workers before Court proceedings are issued, or where you need representation in Court
Free Legal Clinic in Castleford, Thursdays 10am - 3pm
Our Child Protection Solicitors understand that if Social Services are involved with your children you're already going through a difficult situation.
To help, we're making two of our Solicitors available in the Castleford area every Thursday between 10am-3pm at the Salvation Army, Booth Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 1SA - no appointment is needed.
So, if you need advice about meetings with social workers or help in understanding care proceedings our team can help support and guide you throughout your case. We’re often able to offer FREE legal advice and FREE representation at Court.
Meet the team who will be based in Castleford.
Funding Your Case
When care proceedings are issued, parents (or others with Parental Responsibility) are entitled to free legal representation through Legal Aid whatever their financial circumstances. This also applies in PLO meetings (pre-proceedings).
If you aren’t facing care proceedings, or if you’re not a parent or person with Parental Responsibility, you may still get Legal Aid.
We’d be happy to assess your eligibility to receive Legal Aid before you decide to proceed.
We have several Solicitors with Law Society Children Law Scheme accreditation, who are regularly instructed to represent the interests of children in care proceedings and offer an extra level of specialism to the teams.
For free legal advice call our Child Protection Solicitors
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