Social Services and Your Children
“Safeguarding and Child Protection remains a priority across the whole of society. Children’s welfare, both mental and physical, can be compromised at school, in the community and by parents, siblings and other adults in the home. Any person, public or professional, can make a request to the local authority or the police to intervene to support or protect a child”.
Helen Bull, Partner
How can you help?
If you have Parental Responsibly for the child and if Social Services are concerned about your child’s welfare and care in your home, you may need to contact us. If the matter is serious and the Local Authority wishes to take the matter to court, where a Judge will make a decision regarding the care of the children, you will be eligible for free legal advice in the form of Legal Aid. Nash & Co can assist you at any point of the Court process including any pre-proceedings work.
What else do I need to know?
We all have a responsibly to protect children and we are encouraged to report possible abuse, but not all reports are substantiated and while the majority are made in good faith it can be that some reports are malicious; if you are in any doubt contact us.
What should I do now?
While child protection is a priority, for many it can be very hard to seek advice and help. We will do our level best to assist you in any way that we can and this help starts with a conversation, so please just pick up the phone and contact Helen Bull on 01752 827024 or one of her team. Helen’s email address is [email protected].
We know that this may be difficult time for you and your family and that is why we have a team of lawyers who have considerable experience; people who will listen and who understand the sensitivities.