Childcare (including education)


Our support includes advice and advocacy, as required, covering:

  • Legal Planning Meetings, considering in particular the threshold criteria for public law applications
  • Fostering and adoption
  • Representation and/or advice on pre-proceedings matters
  • Care proceedings, including Placement Order applications
  • Private law matters
  • Disruption advice and legal applications to restrict the exploitation of children, including injunctions
  • Children in need, for example disabled children and homeless 16/17 year olds. As well as duties under S.17/20 of the Children Act 1989 and duties to care leavers
  • Advice to schools and academies, including parental responsibility, pupil welfare and safeguarding
  • School admissions, transport and exclusions, including representation at appeals
  • SEN, including representation at Tribunals
  • Adoption hearings
  • Advice on and representation at Inquests
  • Safeguarding
  • Policies and procedures

Email: legalsocialcareinbox@cornwall.gov.uk

Need help?

Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.

Your feedback is important to us

Help us improve our service