Attending a Children’s Panel and Court proceedings in terms of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 can be a stressful and complicated experience. We have solicitors and lawyers based in our offices in Airdrie, Motherwell and Cumbernauld, who can assist you through the Children’s Hearing process. We also assist clients in other areas such as Coatbridge, Bellshill, Wishaw and Hamilton.
Involvement and intervention from the Social Work Department can be a challenging and confusing time. We can advise you at every stage of this process to help explain things in plain language and represent you during this difficult period. You may also be entitled to legal aid so that one our solicitors can come along to the Children’s Panel to represent your interests. Our solicitors specialise in Children’s Hearings and Children’s Referrals at the Sheriff Court. We can also help you deal with the Social Work Department, and if necessary assist you in holding them to account. We can also help you if child protection measures are being threatened or the Social Work Department are trying to force you to sign a “Section 25″ agreement. We have attended Children’s Hearings across Scotland and we have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area. We can help you understand this complex area of law and make sure that your views are represented.
It is essential that you instruct a solicitor to ensure that your rights are protected and also those of your children. We have offices in Airdrie, Motherwell or Cumbernauld and we can represent you in any of the Children’s Hearing Centres across Scotland.