What are Care Orders?
A Care Order places your child in the care of a particular Local Authority. This gives the Local Authority Parental Responsibility.
How long does a Care Order last?
An Interim Care Order can last for the duration of the proceedings until a final Court hearing can take place.
A final Care Order can last until a child is 18 years old or unless the Court does one of the following;
- Makes a Child Arrangements Order to live with or Special Guardianship Order
- Ends (discharges) the Full Care Order when it decides it should not continue
- Makes a Supervision Order, or,
- Makes an Adoption Order
Will I still have my Parental Responsibility for my child?
If you already have Parental Responsibility for your child, it will be shared between yourself and the Local Authority. This will allow the Local Authority to make decisions about your child’s upbringing.
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Can Care Orders be discharged?
Yes. However, the parents need to demonstrate to the Court that there has been a significant change in their circumstances from when the Care Order was issued, ensuring the child’s safety and welfare.
What do I need to do next?
If you are worried that this will happen to you and your child or it is happening to you then you must contact us immediately. We can act on your behalf. Understanding your situation and working together with the Courts and the Local Authority to ensure the best outcome for you and your child.
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