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EMERGENCY PROTECTION ORDER

What is an EPO?

An emergency protection order (EPO) is an order issued with the aim of protecting a child from ongoing or imminent risk of physical, mental or emotional harm where emergency action is needed. Subject to certain exceptions, it can be made for a maximum period of eight days.

Anyone can apply to the court for an emergency protection order if they fear that a child is in danger. For example, if a family member has very serious concerns that a child is being abused, they could apply for an emergency protection order. Almost all applications are made by the local authority but the police or the NSPCC could also apply.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid usually in most Child Law cases. Speak to one of our Solicitors who will assess your eligibility for Legal Aid. If you are eligible, we will complete the necessary applications on your behalf.

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It is important that you contact us immediately. With timely expert advice, court proceedings can be avoided.

Contact our team today by calling 0333 016 3333. One of our Child Law Solicitors will be happy to discuss your case in complete confidence. If you would prefer to send an email, please use the form on this page and indicate the best time to call you back.

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