If Social Services become sufficiently concerned about the welfare of your child/children (they may have already been involved for some time or they may have just become involved) and they believe that the child/children are at risk of harm they will send you a Pre-proceedings letter. This letter is important, as it lists the concerns that Social Services have about your child/children. The letter will advise you to seek legal advice and invite you to a Pre-proceedings meeting. Once you receive that letter it is extremely important that you contact us straight away so that we can come along to the initial meeting and any meetings thereafter to support you.
Once you have received the Pre-proceedings letter you will be entitled to free Legal Aid, which will enable a solicitor to advise and assist you throughout the Pre-proceedings stage and to attend the Pre-proceedings meetings with you.
“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!
“They brought my family back together and kept their faith in me at all times!”
Finally the girls are back
“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.”