Supporting a Mother with substance misuse issues

Marie represented the Mother of a new born baby, who had been removed at birth due to concerns about substance misuse. The Mother’s three older children had been removed from her care only a few months before, when final orders were made for the children to remain with family members under Special Guardianship Orders.

The baby remains in foster care and the Mother is working hard on her substance misuse to have the baby returned to her care. Assessments are on-going but the Mother is engaging well. The case is listed for a DRA.