Representing a Mother concerned about safeguarding

Marie represents a vulnerable Mother in care proceedings. Her child is in foster care, having been removed earlier in the proceedings as a result of the Mother’s drug use and mental health issues. Interim Care Orders have been agreed and will continue whilst drug testing and parenting assessments are carried out, and the matter is proceeding to a final hearing.

An expert has also been ordered to look at the Mother’s cognitive functioning and capacity and this will be reviewed in due course.