Few things are as terrifying for a parent than the involvement of Social Services, who are making allegations as to the care of, neglect of, or unexplained injuries to their children. What are your rights? What are the procedures? Are the Local Authority abiding by these procedures and dealing with matters properly? Can they remove your children from their home?
You need quality advice regarding Care Proceedings now, and at Broadbents Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of Solicitors who specialise in Care Proceedings and Pre-Proceedings (PLO), and are ready to provide the support, advice and answers that you need, to guide you through the legal process. We have offices throughout Derby and the surrounding regions, which enable us to offer appointments and legal advice on Care Proceedings and Pre-Proceedings in Derby. We are available 24/7 to offer quality advice.
If you are a biological parent or someone who holds parental responsibility for the child or children, and Social Services have either started Court proceedings or indicated that they are thinking of doing so, you will qualify for Legal Aid. If you have received a Pre-Proceedings letter for a Public Law Outline meeting (PLO), then you will qualify for Family Help funding. If, on the other hand, you are not a biological parent or you are someone who does not hold parental responsibility for the child or children, you may still be eligible for funding. We will assist in completing your application. If you do not qualify for Legal Aid or Legal Help, then we will discuss with you the private funding for your case.
For more details on Care Proceedings, Pre-Proceedings or if you have been asked by Social Services to seek legal advice, please contact our dedicated Care Team on 01773769891 to speak with Kathryn Richardson, Karen Blakey, Amber Jackson or Maya Venables, or complete the online contact form and we will be in touch to discuss your matter further.