Usually, if you are a parent involved in “Care Proceedings” i.e. proceedings where a Local Authority is looking to intervene and perhaps even remove a child from a parent’s care, you will be entitled to legal aid. You must
see a solicitor as soon as possible. Look at the Getting help in Court
page to find out about getting a solicitor. Even people who are not parents may be entitled to Legal Aid, especially if you have or want to look after the child concerned.
Care Proceedings can be very complicated. The Family Rights Group
produces a series of Advice Sheet that are very though and helpful. They can be accessed here
. They are highly recommended as indeed is the entire website if you find yourself involved in any way in care proceedings.