In certain circumstances, social workers with children’s services at the local authority become involved with some families. This can often leave parents, grandparents and other family members feeling powerless, uncertain and even frightened about what might happen in the future.

We offer clear and direct advice designed to assist and help you understand and be part of the process.

How we can help

If the local authorities decide to hold formal meetings you may qualify for free representation by a solicitor in those meetings, to ensure the meetings are fair. If the local authority decides to start care proceedings, one of our experienced advocates will represent you at court – helping you through the process and ensuring that your voice is heard with the view to trying to achieve a successful outcome.

Wherever the proceedings are taking place in the country, we can provide you with expert advice and arrange for you to be represented at court by carefully selected local lawyers.

Answering your questions

We appreciate that you may have questions – our experts have produced some frequently asked questions commonly asked about social services cases.

Law Society accredited

The Law Society awards accreditations to legal practices and solicitors who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. We hold the Children Law Accreditation, which shows our solicitors are specialists in dealing with legal issues related to children, such as child protection and arrangements for children following family breakdown.

Recognised and recommended

Recognised by The Legal 500 UK, our Family Law team ‘provides an effective and modern approach to legal advice, supporting its clients both practically and sensitively,’

Our partners Lucy Simpson and Clare Sharpe are also recommended, with Clare also noted as a Next Generation Partner in the national listings.

Fosters Solicitors adopt a reassuringly personal approach towards their clients making them feel valued, paying attention to detail as well as maintaining an efficient and friendly approach.
The Legal 500 UK 2022