Simple steps to the procedure for Care Proceedings
What are the procedures for Care Proceedings?
1. An Application is Filed
Social Services file an application to the Court for a care or supervision order in respect of your child[ren).
2. Instructing a Solicitor
Instruct a Solicitor – its free!
3. First Hearing – CMH (Case Management Hearing)
The Court will determine how your case should proceed, this will include assessments being undertaken, parties to provide written evidence to the court.
4. Second Hearing – IRH (Issues Resolution Hearing)
This hearing is intended to narrow the issues in your case and for the remaining issues to be determined at a final hearing.
5. Third Hearing- Final Hearing
If you agree with Social Services plan for your child(ren) you will not be required to provide oral evidence in court . If you do not agree with the Social Service’s plan you would be required to provide oral evidence in court as to why you don’t agree.