Social Services can become involved with a family for many reasons. We have helped families where Social Services have been concerned about drug or alcohol issues. We have represented many parents who have learning difficulties or mental health problems. We have also represented family members when a child has sustained a accidental injury or where there is a concern about sexual abuse. We will always listen to what our clients say and give advice about how they can provide the best possible evidence to the court.
We offer representation to pregnant mothers, parents, grandparents and children. We are Children Panel Accredited lawyers which means we are specialists in court proceedings where social services are involved and are recognised as experts in our field.
You will always receive a sympathetic and professional service from us. We offer straightforward advice and will take the time to explain the process every step of the way. Our client care manager can refer you to sources of additional help if appropriate.
Our approach is to provide empathetic yet robust representation for our clients, ensuring fairness, respect and good communication between ourselves and our clients.
- A parent
- A relative
- A child
If you have been invited to attend a meeting with social services or notified that you must attend court, it is vital that you contact us immediately to obtain legal advice and arrange representation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can offer you the advice and representation you need. Our trained triage team will be able to talk you through the process, advise you of your rights, arrange for one of our team to attend at any meetings and to arrange for you to be represented at court.
All parents and many other family members may be entitled to legal aid. Please ask for further information on this when you call.
At A&N we have the unique services of a client care manager, and for all families that need extra help our Client Care Manager has a vast network of organisations that will offer advice and support for an array of issues or concerns you as an individual or as a family wish to address. For further information please see our Client Care page.
We also have a number of staff who speak a range of languages including Slovak, German, French, Urdu, Punjabi, Czech, Turkish, Kurdish and Somali.
If you have a court hearing in the next 48 hours please call our 24 hour Emergency Helpline on 0845 450 5616.