What is a Child Protection Conference?
Our Middlesbrough Solicitor explains the Child Protection procedure;-
I have been told that the Local Authority is starting child protection procedures; what does this mean?
This means that the Local Authority believes that there is a risk to a child which needs to be looked into, or that the needs of the child are not being met.
Child protection conferences bring together the child(ren) and their family members with those professionals most involved with them.
What is the purpose of a child protection conference (CPC)?
The purpose of the CPC is to:
- Bring together the family, child and professionals most involved and to analyse evidence regarding the needs of the child and the parents’ or carers’ capacity to respond to the child’s needs;
- Ensure the child’s safety and to promote the child’s health and development in the context of their wider family and environment.
Our Middlesbrough Solicitor, Stacey Phoenix, can provide you with caring and sympathetic advice at such a difficult time, on a no-obligation basis.
You may be eligible for free legal advice under the Legal Help Scheme (a form of legal aid) and we can assess you for this.