Child Care Proceedings
If you’re faced with your child being removed from your care, Cartwright King’s experienced Child Care team can help you challenge a Care Order or Interim Care Order. You have the right to legal advice when dealing with child care issues, and we’re here to give you clear, professional advice to protect your rights.
Get in touch with a Cartwright King Child Care solicitor, today.
Calm, collected child care solicitors
Child care cases can be distressing and complex, requiring sure, trustworthy guidance to support you through legal proceedings. Cartwright King’s calm, collected, non-judgemental approach to your case provides the peace of mind and sensible legal advice you need to ensure that you’re treated fairly and your voice is heard.
Why choose Cartwright King for Care Order cases?
Many of our experienced Child Care solicitors are accredited by the Law Society’s Children’s Panel to offer you trusted advice. We have supported many families faced with Child Care and Interim Child Care Orders made against them, and we will do everything we can to keep your family together.
Cartwright King’s Child Care team listens, understands and cares about your legal rights. It’s our commitment to protecting your best interests that makes us the right law firm to represent you.
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How will Cartwright King help with Care Orders?
Cartwright King’s Child Care team is there when you need them most, to offer you legal advice if you’re faced with a Care Order or Interim Care Order. If you’ve received Court paperwork, an Interim Care Order or final Care Order, you can contact us immediately to discuss your legal options and how you want to proceed.
Every step of the way, we will guide you through legal proceedings, including representation in Court. We will ensure that you understand everything that is happening, representing you professionally and with compassion at all times.
You are entitled to free legal advice for child care matters. You or other family members may also be eligible for Legal Aid.
To discuss your eligibility for Legal Aid please get in touch or email your enquiry.
If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, then we can discuss private paying fee arrangements.
Interim Care Order: Grandparents
If a Local Authority decides to take steps to protect a vulnerable child by removing them from their parents without their consent, they must issue Care Proceedings and obtain an Interim Care Order for the child in question.
In such cases, grandparents aren’t considered or entitled to be responsible for the interim care of the child by default. If you are a grandmother or a grandfather who doesn’t have registered parental responsibility for their grandchildren via a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangement, you will not be automatically involved in any care proceedings and your rights to see your grandchildren may be affected.
The law dictates that mothers, as well as fathers with parental responsibility for the child, are to be involved instead. Fathers and grandparents without parental responsibility can also make an application to the court to take part in the proceedings.
If you become aware that your grandchildren are involved in proceedings, you can contact the local authority and request to be assessed. The Local Authority is under a duty to ensure that they have explored all members of the wider family that put themselves forward to care for the children before the court makes any decisions.
Although at Cartwright King, we don’t help grandparents obtain Interim Care Orders, we can assist you if you become involved in care proceedings to ensure that you have the best possible chance of reaching a favourable outcome.