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Care Proceedings

If authorities become concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, the local authority may start a process known as ‘care proceedings’. They may also make a care order for the child which means that the local authority will have responsibility for the child, making decisions about their welfare – such as where they live and who cares for them.

For families involved in care proceedings, it can be a confusing and stressful time – particularly if you don’t agree with the decisions that the authorities are making. At Amphlett Lissimore, we help families through the care proceedings process. Our experienced family law solicitors will explain what is happening at every step of the way, without all the legal jargon so that it's easy to understand. We can also accompany you to meetings and provide the support you need if the case goes to court.

Our supportive team are here for you whenever Social Services become involved with your children. We are contracted with the Legal Aid agency and so we will represent you at no cost to you if your local authority has begun care proceedings

Call 020 8768 6849 to speak to one of the team today.

EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS SERVICE: Call us on 020 8771 5254 and follow the instructions to speak to speak to a member of our Care team outside of the normal working day hours.

If your child is taken into care, we can help you understand what will happen next. We will explain how your child will be cared for and let you know what rights you and your child have.

If you are worried about care proceedings, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and approachable team will put you at ease and answer any concerns you may have. Plus, with our free initial assessment promise, you can get answers quickly with no obligation. So, call us today on 020 8768 6849.

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Sue Pryse-Davies
Partner
Crystal Palace
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Lynsey Robertson
Chartered Legal Executive
Raynes Park, Crystal Palace
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Savolyn Charalambous
Solicitor
Bromley, Crystal Palace
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Valentina Emiliucci
Solicitor
Crystal Palace
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