Support for a family against an application to remove children

Marie represented a Father in a case where he and his Wife had several very young children and care proceedings were on-going. The concerns related to the conditions of the home and whether there were neglect issues.

The Local Authority had previously made an application to remove the children from the parent’s care, supported by the Guardian, however the court did not make an order for removal, instead making an order for an Interim Supervision Order with a written agreement between the Parents and the Local Authority.

Marie represented the Father when the Local Authority made a second application to remove, alleging that the situation had deteriorated and that the written agreement had been breached. This was again supported by the Guardian.

Marie’s representation persuaded the Court to refuse the application to remove, and the children remained with the Parents until final hearing.