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Care and Child Protection

Care cases are cases involving the Local Authority/Social Care. Under the Children Act 1989 the Court must always consider what is in the best interests of the child and the welfare of the child is always paramount.

We are able to deal with the full range of matters in the Family Courts and High Court:

  • Care Orders and Supervision Orders including interim Orders and applications made on an urgent basis
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Placement Applications

We specialise in cases where there has been non accidental injury to children.

Where possible you should contact us as soon as possible so that we are involved right from the beginning. However we are able to provide advice and support at whatever stage your case is at.

We are able to deal with all aspects of a case, from initial advice through to representation at Court hearings. Our work includes Case Conferences, Advocates Meetings and Reviews.

Legal Aid in care proceedings is usually available free for parents and other relatives, subject to means/merit assessment. We will always give you a free initial consultation to discuss the case and advise on any potential costs.

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Funding and Costs

Legal Aid is available for some family cases and is both means (income) and merits tested. Please attend one of our drop in clinics or make an appointment for a free 15 mins appointment to discuss eligibility.


Childcare and Family Law at Crockett and Co. Solicitors

Drop in clinics

Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-4:30pm

Free initial consultation for
limited family legal advice

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Helen has a wealth of experience in dealing with clients, especially
those who are vulnerable. She believes that this lies in her empathy and the extensive efforts she makes on behalf of clients.

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