Representing a Mother applying for discharge of care orders

Marie represented a Mother in an application for discharge of care orders in respect of her two children, made four years previously.

In that time the children had not settled, had not found permanent foster placements, had moved placement a number of times, with the older child now in a residential unit. Also, they had not been provided with therapeutic input promised and considered essential to their welfare.

Marie is working with her client through the process of applying for an assessment by an Independent Social Worker under part 25, and there will be a hearing in due course.