Child Care Law in Cardiff
Always an emotive area of law, we have a team of highly skilled experts who specialise in Child Care Law.
There are many instances that may require legal intervention. If Social Services feel that your child is at risk and are considering taking your child into care, contact our Child Care team immediately.
If the Local Authority are applying for a care order, the sooner we are involved the better. We’ll be able to advise on your rights as a parent, grandparent or family member and will ensure that, with our advice, you are in the best possible position. Threat of a care order does not mean that the order will be enacted, but you must seek legal advice.
Before an order is processed, the social services department will need to issue papers stating their case to the court. When you receive a copy of these papers, please contact us immediately. The sooner we are involved, the sooner we can help.
The initial court hearing will result in several outcomes. These could include the granting of a temporary care order, decisions about where the child should live until a further or final hearing and the level of contact that you may have with the child during this time.