Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Emergency Protection Orders

In the event that an emergency arises in relation to a child, the Local Authority can apply for an Emergency Protection Order which allows them to remove the child to accommodation provided by the Local Authority, a family member who would be deemed to keep the child safe or to ensure that the child is not removed from a place where they are currently being accommodated.

An Emergency Protection Order can only be made for a period of eight days and can be renewed for a further seven days. Often Emergency Protection Orders are made by the Court without the parents being represented, although the Court will usually try to allow the parents to be represented where the circumstances allow for a hearing to take place.

Primary Team Member

Liz Oldham
Partner - Head of Family Law (Public)

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