Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Placement Order Proceedings

Placement Orders are required for a Local Authority to place a child with prospective adoptive parents whether the parents do or do not agree to their child being adopted. It is the first step towards a child being adopted.

If the Local Authority have applied to the court for a Care Order and the plan for the child is adoption, the application for a placement order will usually be made before the Care Order is made and both applications will be dealt with by the Court at the same time.

Revocation of Placement Orders

It may be that circumstances have changed and adoption is no longer a likely or desirable outcome for a child, we can advise and represent either the child or the parent in this case. If that is the case an application can be made to revoke a Placement Order.

How can we help you?

Court proceedings can be complicated and stressful. We will work with you and advise you of the process. Our experienced team of solicitors are able to advise, assist and represent you if an application for a Placement Order has been made or if you want to revoke a Placement Order. When you contact us we will be able to advise you as to the next step of the process and if Legal Aid is available.


Primary Team Member

Liz Oldham
Partner - Head of Family Law (Public)

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