‘Care proceedings’ refers to family cases that involve a local authority/council.
They are also known as ‘public children matters’, and take place in court. Care proceedings focus upon the welfare of a child, and the court will act based on the best interests of the child, in accordance with the Children Act 1989.
Care proceedings are the last step taken by a local authority in order to protect the best interests of a child, and are very serious. If you have received notice that your local authority will commence proceedings, you should seek legal advice immediately.
Representation for Parents at Care Proceedings
Stuart Gordon Solicitors has wide and extensive experience in representing parents in full care proceedings, and we can help you with your case.
If care proceedings take place, these will be in the Family Proceedings Court, and the judge has the power to take your child or children into care, amongst a range of other powers.
Expert Care Proceedings Lawyers
Here at Stuart Gordon Solicitors, we recognise that the prospect of your child being taken into care is not only profoundly serious, but also extremely distressing and emotional for all those involved.
Because of our years of experience, you are not only guaranteed first class legal knowledge and expertise, but also a friendly and understanding team of legal professionals who fully understand what you are going through.
At the Family Proceedings Court, the local authority/council will always have specialist legal representation, and so too should you. This is essential, as the legal issues involved are complex, and the issues at stake are serious.
There are a number of things that the court has the power to do. These include Supervision Orders, where the child is supervised by the local authority, Care Orders, whereby parental responsibility changes, and Emergency Protection Orders, which is where a child is considered in immediate danger and needs a safe place to stay. These are just examples of the serious things that can happen at the Family Proceedings Court, which is why it is so important to seek help as soon as possible.
Contact Stuart Gordon Expert Care Proceedings Lawyers Leeds
Stuart Gordon Solicitors will always represent your interests robustly and strongly, whilst at the same time liaising with the local authority and any other interested parties to help seek the best results for all involved.
Please contact Stuart Gordon Solicitors today in order to discuss care proceedings with us. You can contact us by phone, email or via the website, and we look forward to hearing from you.