At Richard Griffiths & Co we understand that it can be extremely distressing and daunting when Social Services become involved with your children. Our aim is to keep this involvement as stress free as possible. We will guide and support you through the process, advising you where appropriate and keeping you updated at all times so that you do not feel left in the dark.
There are usually three stages in the process. First, social workers will try to establish what the problem is. Sometimes this can be resolved through discussion, but if not, the second stage is when the parents receive a formal letter from the Local Authority. Meetings are held to resolve the matter at this point. If that does not work, then the third stage is court proceedings.
The aim of all three stages is to keep the family together if at all possible. Our very experienced Child Care department is led by Paul Tritschler, a member of the Law Society’s Child Care Panel. Our team provide expert knowledge, help and advice to ensure your interests are fully protected.
Some of our Notable Cases
- Our Child Care team secured a re-trial in the case of Re M (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1905. Protective measures were necessary for a father who lacked capacity to give instructions where he faced serious allegations that he caused a head injury to his child.
- Our Child Care team secured a re-trial in Re A (A Child)  EWHC 3502 (Fam);  2 F.L.R. 591. Our knowledgeable and supportive team provided guidance in this case to parents who suffer with a learning disability.
“I couldn’t have asked for more from Camilla and her team. Camilla is extremely professional, caring, calm, honest and brilliant at her profession. They also have brilliant connections to various barristers, and if you are allocated Laura then Laura is brilliant, professional and I couldn’t have done it without her on my side as well.”
“I am so thankful for all the hard work you put into my case, and finally my babies are coming home to me. You kept me strong throughout the proceedings yet you never gave me false hope which I really respected. I found it so easy to open up and talk to you about everything. You also made my family feel comfortable. You are a great solicitor and someone I will always admire and respect. Thank you.”
“They brought my family back together and kept their faith in me at all times!”
“Finally the girls are back where they belong! I cannot thank you enough for everything you’ve done. All your help, advice and support – I couldn’t have done it without you.”