Child Care Law –
Services for Parents, Carers and other relatives


What our clients say…

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Expert advice and representation

If a Social Services Department becomes involved with a child, particularly if they are taking or considering proceedings to bring children into foster care, expert legal advice and representation is essential for anyone who has parental responsibility for the child. If you are a parent or carer of a child who is the subject of care proceedings, it is important that you are represented by solicitors who understand the complexities of Social Services Departments and the Courts. We regularly represent parents, carers and relatives of the children involved in care proceedings and have a wide ranging experience of all aspects of child care law. We understand how emotionally difficult situations like these can be and are sensitive to the needs of parents, carers and other relatives of children involved in care proceedings. If you are in need of a specialist care lawyer, our expert team can help you to understand your rights and responsibilities, and ensure that you are properly represented in settings like Court hearings, case conferences and negotiations with Social Workers.

Legal aid for people with parental responsibility

In care proceedings, Legal Aid is available as of right to those with parental responsibility, so whether you are on income support or have just won the lottery, legal representation is free. If you are a parent, or other person with parental responsibility for a child who is the subject of care proceedings, and would like Switalskis Solicitors to represent you, please contact the team at your local branch for more information and advice specific to your situation.


Recognition for our Child Care Law team

  • Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALY) 2016 - Finalist - Family Law Award

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