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Any issue regarding child care can be worrying and stressful. At Cooper Stott, we have a dedicated child care team who can offer advice in circumstances when Social Services intervene in your family life. 

Care proceedings occur when the local authority believes a child may be at risk by remaining in the family. The local authority has a responsibility to investigate the situation and make a decision whether to place the matter before the Court. If the Local Authority contact you regarding an investigation, it is vital that you get early specialist legal advice.

Our team of family lawyers are experienced at helping families who are facing care proceedings. We will talk you through the process and provide you with clear, straightforward advice to make sure you understand what each stage involves and the legal options available to you.

Anyone involved in care proceedings should seek legal advice. You and your child can each apply for Legal Aid and will be entitled to get it without meeting the usual conditions.

Angela McGurk is a member of the accredited Children Law Panel and can help you with all of your issues and worries.


To discuss how Cooper Stott can help you, contact Angela McGurk on 0191 384 7210.