Can social services stop me seeing my child?  

Can social services stop me seeing my childCan social services stop me seeing my child?  

Child social services have the responsibility to safeguard the welfare and well-being of children. If they have concerns about a child’s safety or welfare, they can take action to protect the child, including intervening in parental contact arrangements. 

If child social services believe that a child may be at risk of harm, they can conduct an investigation and, if necessary, apply for court orders to ensure the child’s safety. This could potentially impact your contact with your child. However, it’s important to note that the Courts and social services typically prioritise maintaining relationships between children and their parents, as long as it is in the child’s best interests and it is safe to do so.  

Bretherton Law provide child law advice for people located in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. If you and your family are being investigated by children’s social services and you need Legal Advice then please do get in touch either by calling the number above (9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or by requesting a callback using the form at the bottom of this page. The first call is always free of charge and we can advise you if you are likely to be eligible for Legal Aid.  It’s important to take advice early so you can understand the process and try and achieve the best outcome. 

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