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29 Care Proceedings
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This leaflet outlines your legal position if the local authority (your local council) is concerned about your child’s welfare and is considering care proceedings. The leaflet is written mainly for parents and carers, but it is also for other people, including family members, who are involved in looking after a child and who may become involved in care proceedings.
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The leaflets in this series give you an outline of your legal rights. They are not a complete guide to the law and are not intended to be a guide to how the law will apply to you or to any specific situation. The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since this was written, so information in it may be incorrect or out of date.
If you have a problem, you will need to get more information or personal advice to work out the best way to solve it. See ‘Further help’ for sources of information and advice.
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Family Rights Group.
Leaflet Version: October 2008