What happens if a Care Order is made?


6.3 What happens if a Care Order is made?

The making of a Care Order does not end your role as a parent, but means that you share Parental Responsibility for your child with the Local Authority. (Your Parental Responsibility lasts until the making of an Adoption Order when all parental responsibility passes to the adoptive parents).

Under a Care Order the child will usually be removed from the parent’s care.

The Local Authority will have a Care Plan which explains their long-term plans for the child, including the arrangements for contact by the parent with the child and whether there is a plan to adopt the child.

6.2 Care proceedings

6.4 What are my rights to contact until a child has been adopted?

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