If Children’s Services and the Local Authority believe that a child in your care is suffering or is likely to suffer harm as a result of your care, they may decide to apply to the Court.
If Children’s Services think that your child should be removed from your care or that they need to share parental responsibility (PR), they will apply for a Care Order. If they consider that your family needs assistance but that your child does not need to be placed outside of the family, they will apply for a Supervision Order.
On rare occasions, in an emergency, alternative orders may be sought such as Emergency Protection Orders or Secure Accommodation Orders. It is also possible that the Police could become involved and remove your child under Police Protection. For more information on Children Law – other public law orders, please refer to the Resources tab