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:

1. 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;

2. Ensure the child’s safety and to promote the child’s health and development in the context of their wider family and environment.


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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