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Social Work Investigations

Protecting what matters

Social Work Investigations Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

A social work investigation may be a significant concern for you and your family. our lawyers can help. 

Social Work Investigation Legal Advice

Having another party interfere with your family life may feel intrusive and even unfair. We understand that facing an investigation from social work services may also make you feel angry, uncomfortable and worried about the future. 
We have many years of experience in assisting families in navigating social work investigations and managing the outcome. A social work services investigation can have serious consequences, so if you have concerns about your position, you should seek advice from an understanding and experienced legal representative.

  • Why are social work services investigating my family?

    There are many reasons as to why social work services may become involved in family life. You have the right to private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and your family life should not be interfered with by social services, or the Children’s Panel unless absolutely required.

    The critical thing to remember is that when social work become involved, you are not on trial. The service is designed to protect the welfare of vulnerable people, including children. However, our solicitors fully understand how upsetting this can be, causing significant upset to your life and the lives of your loved ones. We can provide specialist advice and assistance at every stage. 

  • What happens after a social work investigation?

    Often, a social work investigation will not result in action being taken, and you will be able to return to your everyday life. However, investigations can go on for some time, and it is not uncommon for them to go on for weeks or even months.

    In some circumstances, the case will be referred to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA). Alternatively, the investigation may result in an application for a Child Protection Order being made. A Child Protection Order is made at the Sheriff Court and is a serious matter. As the consequences of a social work investigation can be severe, it is never too early to seek advice on your specific circumstances about a social work investigation.

Contact Quinn Martin & Langan Social Work Investigations Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

If you need an understanding and experienced family lawyer to assist you with matters related to social work investigations, Quinn Martin & Langan can help. Contact our solicitors today.