Care proceedings can be a particularly upsetting and unsettling time for children who may feel that their voices are not being heard by the adults involved. CAFCASS Guardians perform a very important role ensuring that the children’s interests are represented independently from their parents and are in the forefront of the Court’s mind when plans are being made for their future.
The Guardian makes recommendations to the court setting out what they feel is in the child’s interests at all stages of court proceedings.
Many of our solicitors are members of the Law Society's Children Panel and can offer a wealth of experience acting for children's Guardians in Care proceedings. We also act for children and young people who have separated from their Guardian and are able to instruct solicitors independently.
Where appropriate, our solicitors will arrange to visit children to discuss their views and explain the reasons why the Court have been involved in arrangements for their care in an age appropriate manner.
All of our children’s solicitors are skilled advocates and will endeavour to ensure continuity of representation.
In all of our work we adopt a child centred view and try to ensure the best possible outcome for children and young people involved.