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Child Care

Our team can provide sympathetic support, assistance and advice when you are dealing with Investigations Domestic Abuse Court representation Public Funding Social Services

Here at Enoch Evans LLP we have  dedicated and  experienced lawyers who are accredited by the Law Society and members of the specialist Children Law panel. They can help you you through the legal process and all stages of an investigation if the Local Authority’s Social Services Department become involved with your family.
Regardless of your financial circumstances, public funding (Legal Aid) is available for parents who face the prospect of the removal of their children into the care of the Local Authority. Members of the wider family such as grandparents, may also be entitled to public funding. This means that we can advise and assist you and represent you in Court free of charge.
You do not need to be alone at this worrying time. We can help right from the start of any investigations by the Local Authority. We can ensure that you have proper representation at any meetings that have to take place and explain the whole process fully to you.
The Local Authority have to carry out various assessments before they issue care proceedings (except if an emergency order is required). So if they become involved with your family you are likely to need to attend some meetings.
If care proceedings are to be issued then the Local Authority will usually serve a parent with notice of their intention. We can explain everything and lead you through the process. We can explain to you how and when it is appropriate to challenge the Local Authority’s decisions and how best to cooperate to ensure that any concerns they have are addressed, to reach the best outcome for you.
Our areas of work include:
> Adoption Proceedings
> Matrimonial Finances
> Domestic Abuse
> Contact with children in care
> Children Act Proceedings
> Representation at Court
> Applications to local authorities
> Advice on Public Funding (Legal Aid)
> Advice on Adoption proceedings

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Paul Ford
Senior Solicitor
Amy Westwood
Legal Assistant
Kally Kaur, Legal Support Assistant, Enoch Evans LLP
Kally Kaur
Legal Support Assistant