Child Law

Children's Guardian

print

Children's Guardian

In law a child is “a person under disability” – and may therefore usually only participate in legal proceedings where s/he is represented by a capable adult.

A Children’s Guardian is a professional who has a duty to safeguard the interests of children in certain types of proceedings.  A Children’s Guardian is usually appointed within “public” children proceedings (for example those involving local authority applications for care orders).  The Guardian may also be appointed within “private” law children proceedings – for example where there is an intractable dispute over contact.

Once appointed a Children’s Guardian will:-

  1. Instruct a solicitor to represent the child
  2. Provide appropriate advice to the child
  3. Provide the Court with a written report advising how the child’s interests may best be safeguarded.

The Children’s Guardian will act as a “voice” for the child in Court proceedings and will often be appointed when it is thought that one parent is seeking to irrationally exclude the other parent from involvement with a child.

Lawson Lewis Blakers are able to provide representation in cases concerning the Children’s Guardian.

Rebecca Eleady-Cole

Solicitor
CONTACT
Contact Us
Question
Call Back
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

Eastbourne Office

11 Hyde Gardens
Eastbourne
East Sussex 
BN21 4PP
Tel: 01323 720142
DX: 6902 Eastbourne

Lewes Office

Suite 4, Sackville House
Brooks Close
Lewes
BN7 2FZ
Tel: 01273 480234
DX: 3103 Lewes 1

Peacehaven Office

10a Horsham Avenue
Peacehaven
East Sussex
BN10 8LL

 Tel: 01273 582680