Our Child Protection Solicitors in Middlesbrough explain;-
At the Child Protection Conference, a date will be agreed for your first Core Group Meeting, which you will need to attend. Solicitors do not usually attend these meetings as they are informal and relaxed, but in some circumstances you can request that your Family Solicitor attends with you.
The Chair will also set a date for a Review Child Protection Conference, three months from the date the child is made subject to a child protection plan.
A further review will take place six months after the Review Child Protection Conference and it is at this stage that the professionals will look at the progress made and decide whether or not the child can be “deregistered”. If this is not the case then the plan will continue to be reviewed on a six monthly basis.
Involvement with Social Services can be a very worrying time and you might have been told that you do not need a solicitor. It is very important that you do seek independent legal advice before agreeing to a working agreement or placement. We offer free no obligation initial appointments to everyone and during that appointment we will assess you for legal aid.
If you would like legal advice or help with your family case, please contact our Family Team who will work hard to get you the best possible result in your case – read our testimonials.
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