In cases where parents cannot agree on living arrangements for their children, it is often for the courts to decide what will be in their best interests.
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Social Services will become involved with families when there are concerns relating to the safety and wellbeing of any child/ren of the family.
Child arrangement orders are put in place in situations where parents cannot come to an agreement on who the child will live with.
If a local authority is involved with your family, you will have a social worker assigned to work with you and your child/ren. There are different levels of social work intervention before court proceedings and these include PLO Meetings, child protection plans and child in need plans. The Public Law Outline (PLO) is the final […]
In case the Local Authority’s Social Services Department become involved with your family, we can help you through all stages of the investigations. Sheena Donlon, Head of Care answers some frequently asked questions regarding care matters & social services What type of court orders can be made regarding children? If the Local Authority applies to […]
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The most heart-wrenching part of a relationship break down is when parents lock horns in decisions relating to how much time the child spends with each parent or with whom the child should live with. A once whirlwind romance deteriorates into a barrage of hate, anger and revenge; the only thing that persists is each […]