call thorpe and co scarborough, whitby and filey solicitors Monday to Friday 8.45am - 5pm
Scarborough 01723 364321
Whitby 01947 603465
Filey 01723 515555

Law Relating to Children

Children law issues generally fall into one of two general categories:


Private Law

Family relationships at times can be strained which may result in changes in or requests to change arrangements concerning your children or grandchildren. If you are concerned about any changes that have happened or are about to take place, we recommend you contact us for some expert legal advice.

We can help you with:

If you have any questions our expert team are available for your call.


Childcare and Social Services (public law)

If someone has raised concerns about the welfare of a child, social services have to investigate. No matter how you feel about social services’ involvement getting expert legal advice at the outset is the first thing you should do and we are here to help.

It does not matter if you are a parent, grandparent or other family member we will be able to help with straightforward practical advice during this very stressful time.

With years of experience in childcare law, we understand the process and we can represent you during any investigations, interviews and meetings with social services. Should Social Services issue Court proceedings to remove a child from your care will support you and represent you at Court.

Depending on your circumstances Legal Aid may be available to help with your case we are happy to discuss this with you when you get in touch.

Why use our free-drop in service for some initial and confidential advice?

We have drop in sessions running each week at all of our offices:


Our Children Law Team

Peter Scholey

Melanie Smith

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Providing legal services for the North Yorkshire Coast and surrounding areas
scarborough solicitors
SCARBOROUGH

T: 01723 364321
17 Valley Bridge Parade
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2JX
Filey solicitors
FILEY

T: 01723 515555
12 Belle Vue Street
Filey
North Yorkshire
YO14 9HY
whitby solicitors
WHITBY

T: 01947 603465
3 Bagdale
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 1QL
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