If a child protection order has been issued, it is imperative that you contact our expert child law solicitors.
A child protection order is an emergency order sought by the local authority’s social work department at your local Sheriff Court. They can be issued at any time, day or night, and at weekends, to remove a child from circumstances that put them at risk or to put the child in a place of safety.
Most of the time you will be made aware that a child protection order have been applied for, because a social worker will usually ask you to agree to a voluntary arrangement first. A voluntary agreement is supported by Section 25 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, which enables parents, supported by social workers, to voluntarily place their child into the care of a local authority to secure their safety.
Our expert family and child law solicitors are available 24 hours a day to provide you with advice at this early stage.
On the 2nd working day after the order was granted, a children’s hearing will take place where it will be considered if it is necessary to keep the child in a place of safety. During this stage, the parent can lodge an application at the Sheriff Court to recall the order. This is where the decision will be made.
We immediately attend police stations anytime, anywhere. If your friend or relative is in custody, or you need urgent help, we are here.
It is imperative that you contact our expert solicitors at Neil Kilcoyne & Co, and keep in touch with us at each stage of the process, so we are able to provide you with the best representation.
We also have experience in other family and child law matters, including Compulsory Supervision Orders & Interim Compulsory Supervision Orders, Adoption & Permanence Orders & Social Work Investigations.