It is the worst possible nightmare a new mother could be forced to endure, and the most heart-rending of cries to hear: social services took my baby.

As unreal and cruel as it sounds, social services are taking newborns from their mothers in hospital more and more, almost literally the moment they are born. It is not unknown for a new mother to be denied the opportunity to even breastfeed her newborn before he or she is taken.

Though we could get into the whys and wherefores of this intolerable cruelty, more important is how to get your baby back.

What Can You do if Social Services Have Taken Your Baby?

As soon as you get out of hospital yourself, you need to get legal advice. And legal advice from a solicitor who specializes in family law and has experience in fighting care cases.

Ideally, you need to take on a lawyer who has no connection with and who never represents the local authority. That way you will have a solicitor with a sufficiently objective viewpoint to fight your case effectively.

“Brendan gave me hope
that my children would
be returned home and
has been nothing but the
complete professional.”Our client, K.R.

And when you have the right solicitor, you need to work closely with them and follow their advice. A good care proceedings solicitor will understand the rules by which the local authority has to play; and will be able to use those rules against them.

The thing to remember is never stop fighting. Brendan Fleming’s golden rule is that you only lose your children when you give up on your children; so you have to keep fighting.

Social services want you to just roll over and play dead. That makes it easy for them. What they don’t expect, and don’t like, is someone who keeps getting up for the next round. No matter the knock-backs, no matter the defeats, the key to victory is to keep on fighting.

Contact Us Now

Brendan Fleming Solicitors are nationally recognized as a leading choice in the area of care work. We are justifiably proud of our expertise and our success rate. We are contracted to the Legal Services Commission for this type of work and are considered to be one of the leading national firms for publicly funded services.

Our principal, Brendan Fleming, has won a reputation for his innovative approach, spearheading many new ways of securing justice for families caught in the care proceedings trap. He is a member of a select children’s panel and recognized and approved by the Law Society.

If you recently gave birth and social services took your baby, see how we can help you: contact Brendan Fleming today.

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Brendan Fleming Solicitors
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