Care Proceedings Solicitors

Our experienced family law team specialise in representing parents and family members of children involved in local authority childcare proceedings.

If social services are involved with your family, it’s important that you seek legal advice immediately.

If you’re a parent and you’re involved in childcare proceedings, you’re entitled to public funding. We can advise you on the process and represent you at meetings with social services. We’ll also represent you at court, if necessary. We strongly recommend that you seek advice before proceedings are started.

The welfare of the child is always of paramount importance in proceedings relating to child protection. Our family lawyers are members of the Law Society Children Panel and are accredited to represent children in care cases when appointed by the court.

We can also represent grandparents and other family members – please contact us to assess your eligibility for public funding.

Further information

Issues concerning child protection require advice from a specialist family law solicitor.
For a discussion with a specialist lawyer about childcare proceedings, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.




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  • "The Family team combines expertise with a truly client-centred culture."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Barcan+Kirby are one of the largest family law practices in Bristol and surrounding area. A very capable high street offering with a number of good quality and practical lawyers who are client focused and effective."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "The Family team combines expertise with a truly client-centred culture."
    Legal 500 UK
  • "Thank you for all your expert advice and calming words over what has been a difficult time."
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "Thanks for always responding quickly to my emails and calls – your team always made me feel at ease and you have made this process smooth and easier to deal with."
    SarahFamily Matters Client