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Childcare Arrangements Negotiated in Coventry and Rugby

Our child care team advises and represents parents and other family members in applications brought by the social services department for care or supervision orders and can provide advice even before proceedings are brought.

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We provide support with the following and more:

  • Child Protection Case Conferences – when a Social worker calls into question “Good enough parenting” to decide whether a child need to be placed on the Child Protection Register
  • Letter Before Action Meetings – when a child protection plan is deemed not to be working, a strategy is devised to try to avoid going to court
  • Court Proceedings – If the Children’s Services believe that the other strategies have not been effective and the child is suffering significant harm, they can apply to the Court for a Care Order to remove the child from the family permanently.

Sarah Warwick (Partner)

Jo Mason (Trainee Solicitor)

Rachael Doran (Solicitor)
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Financial Disputes

Full Range
Family Law Services

Our Law Society Children Panel accredited Solicitors also represent children and Children’s Guardians in care cases when appointed by the court to do so. Children’s Guardians may also appoint our solicitors to provide representation in contact and residence disputes where the court has directed that the children should be separately represented from their parents. We also provide advice and representation to those seeking to adopt children.

Our child care team comprises Sarah Warwick who is the Partner in charge of the department. Paula Owen and Rachael Doran are also specialist solicitors representing either the child, parents or family members in care proceedings. Most of our child care team are on the Law Society Children Panel. The department also has the support of 2 paralegals.

The majority of our work is funded by legal aid. We act for parents, other relatives, foster carers and the children themselves and this is an area of law where Legal Aid is usually available irrespective of your financial position. Where legal aid i snot available we offer competitive rates.

The welfare of the child is always the most important consideration in proceedings relating to children and our specialist child care team will provide high quality advice and representation in the very complex and emotional issues involved in such proceedings. There is no need to feel alone. We can provide expert legal advice from our team of extremely proficient and experienced lawyers whose aim it is to ensure that your rights are protected.

We have offices based in Coventry and Rugby.

Contact our Child Care Law team on 02476684928.

To book a face to face meeting with one of our solicitors, call 024 76227741
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