Supporting a teenage mother and her child

Marie represented a teenage mother in the County Court who was alleged to have inflicted a non-accidental injury on her child.

The Local Authority was seeking to remove the infant from her care. With Marie’s help, the application for an interim order with removal to foster care pending the final hearing was successfully resisted.

Experts worked with the mother, and with Marie’s representation, although a finding was made at the final hearing that the mother was one of the possible perpetrators of the child’s injury, a twelve month supervision order was made enabling the child to remain in her care.