Child Care Proceedings

Local Authorities have a duty to children if they feel that the child is at risk.  The local authority should only make a formal care application where there is a significant risk of harm or a likelihood of harm to the child.  When this happens it is extremely stressful for the family involved and they need to seek immediate legal advice.  We understand that the welfare of the child is the priority and our team has extensive experience of dealing with these matters in a sensitive and compassionate way.  Our aim is if at all possible to avoid the instigation of proceedings and we will provide you with advice and support every step of the way. 

Sometimes in these cases the local authority arrange a Child Protection Case Conference which will allow the local authority to see if a child can be protected without a Care Order being made.

If the local authority deem it necessary pre proceedings will be commenced.  All parents are entitled to legal aid if this occurs.  We hold a government legal aid contract which means that we can assist you under the scheme.

Our team led by Jannine Jenkins deal with these matters on a regular basis and has a proven track record. We regularly deal with local authorities from Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool.  We are based in Huyton close to the M62 and M57 and have a free client car park.

If you need advice in relation to child care proceedings or involvement from the local authority please contact us on 0151 480 5777. Areas we cover include Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West, North Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire.