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.
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.
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 choose Cartwright King?
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 by either calling us or email your enquiry using the form below.
If you are not eligible for Legal Aid then we can discuss affordable private paying fee arrangements.
As the government begin to ease lockdown measures, we have setup a new COVID Secure team to review how clients can resume visiting our office when required, safely. The team has also reviewed how Cartwright King employees can return to the office safely so that business can return to normal as possible. Should you wish to book an appointment with one of our legal representatives and visit our office, you will be prompted to read our new office guidance notes which must be read and understood before visiting. Further information can be found on our office location web pages.
We have also created a Know Your Rights page which has all the latest information surrounding your legal rights amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
Cartwright King also promotes remote working, so we can provide you with the same excellent service outside of our office locations.