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Child Care Solicitors

Cartwright King Solicitors has a highly skilled and specialised Child Care Department. Our Children Law Solicitors have vast experience in dealing with Child Care Law matters. We represent parents, grandparents, other family members and children directly or through their court appointed Children’s Guardian.

Free initial telephone advice

If you have any questions or would like to speak to our team of family solicitors, please call 0808 168 5550 or email

What are Care Proceedings?

If your child has been taken into care or social services are threatening to take them into care then you should seek legal advice immediately.

Care proceedings are when social services ask the court to look at your child’s situation and decide if your child needs a legal order to keep them safe from harm. 

Before going to court your child’s social worker will have to send papers to the court explaining why they are worried about your child. You will also receive a copy of these papers. It is essential that you contact a Child Care specialist Solicitor at this stage. 

At the initial hearing, the Family Court will make a number of decisions including whether an interim care or supervision order should be made, where your child should live until the final hearing and what level of contact you should have. 

How we can help:

We also provide advice on all other family matters that you may need, as we have a large family law team specialising in child arrangement orders, prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders and domestic abuse injunctions. 

Why do you need a Child Care Solicitor?

The Cartwright King Child Care Law Department includes members of the Law Society Children Panel, the Law Society Family Law Panel and the Resolution Panel of accredited experts. Many of our team are also members of Resolution and the Association for the Lawyers for Children. The department was also recently recognised in the Chambers Directory for the quality of its childcare work.

Our Solicitors will deal with all aspects of your case, from providing you with initial legal advice to representing your views at court hearings.

We understand how stressful and emotional such family proceedings can be, which is why we pride ourselves on a friendly, sympathetic and professional approach. 

Our team has a strong reputation for fighting for our clients and achieving positive and successful outcomes. We will guide you through this difficult time with realistic and focused advice. 

Our fees

Legal Aid is available in this area which means that you may be eligible for free advice. To discuss your eligibility for Legal Aid please get in contact with us for free initial advice on 0845 894 1622 or email

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid then we can discuss affordable private paying fee arrangements. 

How to get in contact?

We provide free initial advice. To get in contact with our team, please call 0845 894 1622 or email

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, our team of Fraud solicitors are adopting Skype video calling to continue providing excellent legal services to you.

Chet Desai is the Child Care Manager at Cartwright King and has a vast amount of experience in this area of law. Chet is a member of the Law Society Children Panel, Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution. Please contact him for further information on the services we offer.

Cartwright King has offices in BirminghamBedfordDerbyLeedsLeicesterLondonManchesterMiddlesbrough
NorthamptonNottingham, and Sheffield.


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