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If you are looking for help with child protection our specialist solicitors can help you. In addition to office meetings, we offer remote meetings by telephone or video if preferred. To discuss your options call us 24/7 on 0208 004 0065 or email us at hello@southgate.co.uk 

Child Protection

Child protection plans are implemented by local authorities as a preventive measure to safeguard children identified as being at risk of harm but where the situation does not necessarily warrant immediate court intervention. These plans are designed to support the child and family, outlining specific actions to be taken to ensure the child’s safety and welfare. 

Engaging with Child Protection Plans 

It’s crucial for families to engage proactively with child protection plans. While these plans are a less severe form of intervention, failure to comply or engage with the process can lead to the local authority considering court action to protect the child. Southgate Solicitors is here to advise and support you in fulfilling the requirements of a child protection plan effectively. 

What we can do

At southgate solicitors, we offer comprehensive assistance tailored to your needs throughout your child protection plan. Our team of experienced professionals understand the intricacies of family law and are dedicated to providing you with the expertise and support you need during what can be a daunting and highly emotional time.  We have Resolution members and also hold Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law. 

If you wish to read more about this area of law we have some frequently asked questions at the end of this page – feel free to scroll down to read more.

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A child protection plan may be initiated when a child is considered to be at risk of harm, but the circumstances do not immediately require court intervention. The plan is aimed at ensuring the child’s safety and welfare through coordinated support.

A child protection plan outlines specific actions that parents, guardians, and professionals must take to safeguard the child. This may include regular meetings, health visits, and assessments to monitor the child’s well-being.

While the plan itself is not legally binding, engaging with the process is crucial. Failure to comply with the plan or engage in the process may lead the local authority to consider legal action to protect the child.

Yes, parents and guardians have the right to express concerns and request modifications to the plan to better serve the child’s interests. Legal advice can be beneficial in advocating for such changes.

Non-compliance or lack of engagement with the child protection plan can prompt the local authority to consider court action, including care or supervision orders, to ensure the child’s safety.

Our team can help you understand the implications of a child protection plan, advise on compliance, represent your interests in discussions with the local authority, and support you in any subsequent legal proceedings.

If you disagree with the assessment or the necessity of a child protection plan, it’s important to seek legal advice. Southgate Solicitors can provide guidance on how to challenge assessments or plans and advocate for your family’s rights. 

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