Anthony Collins Solicitors represents and provides advice to parents throughout the child protection process, from the initial meetings to the conclusion of any court proceedings. Our team includes a number of highly skilled Children’s Panel accredited solicitors who represent the interests of children during any care proceedings, ensuring that their voices are heard in what are often complex and demanding cases.
In addition to representing parents within care proceedings we also offer advice to families wishing to adopt and to other family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles wishing to care for the children of relatives involved in care proceedings through adoption, special guardianship or foster care.
Local Authority experience and expertise
Disputes between parents in relation to their children are common, but there are also circumstances in which a local authority may become concerned over the welfare of children.
When a local authority raises child welfare concerns, they will initiate child protection measures and will often call Child Protection Conferences to which parents, family and professionals are invited. These conferences will recommend measures to ensure the safety of the children in question, including providing parents with advice, assessing their abilities as parents, or recommending that the local authority take the matter to court and issue care proceedings.
Our clients value the expert advice they receive from our team throughout this often difficult process.
If you need advice in the areas of Child Welfare, Care Proceedings or Adoption then we can help. We have developed one of the best and most recognised practices in the West Midlands, with top rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.
We also hold a Community Legal Services contract which allows us to offer advice to people on a publicly funded (Legal Aid) basis, meaning that, depending on your financial circumstances, you may not have to pay some or all of our costs.
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