PLO Meetings and Social Services Involvement

Have you received a letter from your social worker inviting you to a PLO meeting? Are you concerned about social services involvement with your family ? Speak to us about what legal support we can provide for you and how we can help you prevent care proceedings being started in the courts.

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The PLO Process: Preventing Care Proceedings Being Started

The last step before the local authority starts care proceedings is usually a Public Law Outline (PLO) meeting. You will be invited to this meeting by a letter from your social worker and it’s important you attend.

PLO meetings are a necessary part of the process when dealing with social services. You should instruct a solicitor to attend this meeting with you. You will not have to pay any legal fees as all parents are entitled to legal aid for a solicitor to support you through the PLO process.

Meetings with social services can be very stressful, so it is important to have a lawyer present who is experienced and knowledgeable in this area. We have attended hundreds of PLO meetings and will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and supported throughout the process.

Our goal is to resolve any concerns the local authority has and bring the process to an end. We have a proven track record of success in PLO meetings and will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

In an ideal world, the PLO meeting will resolve any concerns the local authority has and the process will end. That’s the ultimate aim of our specialist PLO lawyers. In some cases, it is not possible to resolve the concerns and they escalate, resulting in the local authority starting care proceedings.

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