Representing a Father with mental health concerns

Marie represented the Father in a case where the children had been removed from him and his partner. The children were removed because of the parents’ drug use and mental health concerns.

The Local Authority care plan was for the children to live with the Father’s parents under a Special Guardianship Order and have contact with the parents by arrangement with the Grandparents.

The Father agreed the Care Plan and will continue to have contact with the children as arranged with his parents. The Mother initially opposed the plan, but did not oppose it at the final hearing.