Children Department

Children Department

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Ringrose Law Children Department

The Local Authority has a duty to intervene and start Child Care Proceedings if there are concerns that a child is at risk, as a result of the care that they are being given.

At Ringrose Law, we have a large experienced team of case workers in our Children Department. We deal day in day out with families who are involved with the Local Authority and Social Services.

We cannot stress how important it is for you to take legal advice, even if you think you are managing the situation well with Social Services or the Local Authority. Things change quickly and they do have the power to apply to the Court for powers to make decisions to overrule you as a parent or carer for a child. They can only do this if there are grounds that the child is suffering significant harm or is at risk of suffering significant harm. The Family Courts do not take any risks and if there is even a small element of doubt, then they will give the Local Authority the power they need, even on a temporary basis.

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It is important that you inform your solicitor about any problems or aspects of the current arrangements that you are unhappy with and to keep a record of all information about your case.

The Court will then list a hearing called a Case Management Conference, where they will decide what evidence it will need for the final hearing and will make further directions.

We are proud to be Accredited by Resolution as a Specialist in the areas of Private Children Law and Domestic Violence.

For further help and advice contact the Children Department at Ringrose Law Solicitors.

We have offices in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding and Newark.