Child Social Care

Interim Care Order

What is an Interim Care Order?

If the Local Authority is involved with your family, and they have evidence to suggest that your child is at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of the care being provided by his or her parents, then they are able to apply to a local Court to ask the Court to make an Interim Care Order.

What can the Local Authority do if they have an Interim Care Order?

An Interim Care Order means that the Local Authority will share Parental Responsibility for that child. This means that the Local Authority have the power to make decisions about where the child lives and the welfare of the child.

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Will my child go into care if the Court imposes an Order?

An Interim Care Order will only be put in place by the Courts if they felt it completely necessary. Also if it is in the child’s best interests. An Order means that the Local Authority would have the power to remove a child from its parents care. They will either place the child with other family members or foster carers. However, it really does depend on the individual circumstances for each case.

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 Social Services, the Courts and the Local Authority to ensure the best outcome for you and your child. We have worked with mat families to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for them and their child.

For further information or to talk to us contact the Children Law team today at our offices in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Sleaford & Newark.


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