Personal Life

Social Services

Will I ever see my kids again? Will they take the kids away? I’m not a threat to any child, let alone my own children.  I’ll do whatever it takes for the family.

Once an allegation is out and the police are involved, Social Services (Children’s Services of the Local Authority) will typically be notified of the allegations straight away if you or people connected to you have children. In some areas this will happen before any arrest or interview with you, in other areas it will be immediately afterwards. For many, the process is frightening, bewildering, and out of control.

If you or your family face having social services involved following an allegation of sexual offending, this section is for you. We explain the process, what is likely to happen, how you can be involved to ensure the best interests of your children are protected and how to make sure you can continue to be the parents you always have been and always will be.

The law and process here is complicated and case specific. We have done our best here to provide helpful general information, but you must be aware that your circumstances might be different.

We understand how important this is. If you need support for you, a loved one, or your family, call our specialiast social services solicitors on 01225 485700 or email