Children and Social Services

Are Social Services concerned about your children? Have you been asked to attend a Child Protection Meeting or a Public Law Outline (PLO) Meeting? Has the Local Authority started Care Proceedings? Are you a potential carer for children who are not your own?

We can provide legal advice to anybody where the Local Authority has become involved with children in the family, including parents, grandparents, siblings or extended family members.

If you are a parent or have parental responsibility for a child and the Local Authority has started the PLO process or made an application to court in respect of your children, you will be automatically eligible for legal aid. This means that seeing a solicitor about your situation is free.

A named member of our family & relationships team will deal with your case.

You will be given clear and focused advice throughout your case including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. We will keep you fully informed about each stage and any outcomes.

Please direct any initial enquiries to Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator.

Your service was excellent. Penny Scott was excellent, interested in our case, professional, proactive, considerate, reasonable. This was very much appreciated, and helped enormously. Thank you to Penny and all the team.

Parental Responsibility

The Local Authority and Children

Care Orders and Supervision Orders

Adoption

Special Guardianship Orders

The team
Amy Jeffery
Amy Jeffery

Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Heidi Davey
Heidi Davey

Graduate Member of the Chartered Institue of Legal Executives

Mark Fairchild
Mark Fairchild

Administrator

Nicky Mein
Nicky Mein

Managing Partner and Solicitor

Penny Scott
Penny Scott

Partner and Solicitor

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