Public Children Law

Public law children cases are cases where the Local Authority makes an application for a child considered to be at risk of suffering significant harm.

Possible orders that can result from such an application are:

  1. Care Order - Places the child in the care of the Local Authority. It gives the Local Authority parental responsibility for the child which means that the Local Authority make decisions about the child in the same way as a parent can.
  2. Supervision Order - The Local Authority supervises, advises, assists and befriends the child.
  3. No Order - Sometimes, the court decides that it is not appropriate to make any Order on such applications.

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has a long history of working on cases where the Local Authority or Social Services have become involved in concerns over a child's welfare.

To get more information, or to make an appointment to see one of our specialist team of expert solicitors, please call us on (029) 2034 2233, e-mail, or use the form below to request a call or e-mail.  You will not be charged for this enquiry and there is no obligation to book an appointment.

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