In certain circumstances, e.g. neglect, emotional or physical abuse of a child, it becomes necessary for the Minister of Health and Social Services to issue care proceedings in respect of the child.
There are various complex stages involved with child care proceedings and anyone involved as a parent (and occasionally as a grandparent) must take urgent legal advice.
Child care proceedings case study: Faye’s story
Faye is a young girl who has just had a baby, Miley. Faye is suffering from post-natal depression and her parents are very worried about her ability to look after Miley. The Children’s Service is now involved and it is considering asking the court for an interim care order.
Faye and her parents ask for advice on what they should do as they are particularly concerned that the proposed care plan for Miley may include adoption.
If you require advice concerning care proceedings contact our family law team on +44 (0) 1534 632267
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