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Introducing The Parents’ Champion – Brendan Fleming

When the unthinkable happens….

When your family is torn apart….

When your children are taken from you and placed into care….

To whom can you turn for help?

Brendan Fleming Speaks at the Stop Forced Adoption Conference

Brendan Fleming was recently a guest and speaker at Justice for Families’ Stop Forced Adoptions Conference, held locally at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute. His address gave both legal insight into Family Law and invaluable advice to the audience.

Alongside Brendan spoke other stalwarts in the fight against injustice in the Family Law arena including John Hemming MP; Christopher Booker, columnist for the Telegraph; and Denise Robertson of ITV’s This Morning.

A National Firm where the Client is King

Brendan Fleming Solicitors have won an unparalleled reputation for their innovative approach, spearheading new ways of securing justice for parents whose children have been wrongfully taken into care by Social Services.

We passionately believe that in most cases it is to a child’s benefit to be raised in their own home by their natural parents; and that being taken into care can be harmful both to the child and to the family as a whole.

We offer a confidential hotline in order to help assist you straight away. 24 hour support is provided to help you keep your family together now.

If your children have been taken into care, if you don’t already have a solicitor, and if you need immediate help, advice and support, Brendan Fleming Solicitors can help you, wherever you are, nationwide, on a right-now basis:

We Never, Never represent the local authorities or the Social Services. We work exclusively for parents, for families, and for the benefit of their children.

We promise a rapid response to your request for advice. Those accused of criminal offences are entitles to 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week legal service. We think that parents should have the same service. For that reason, we are available every day of the year; and we are willing to work around the clock when necessary to try and get children reunited with their families. And, rest assured, we will do everything in our power to help you and to keep your family together.

Our office is staffed by people who have years of experience with what you are going through.

We can help with all aspects of your care case: no matter whether it is a contact dispute with Social Services, Emergency Protection Order, Interim Care Order or Police Protection Order. We will be able to explain what is happening and how best to deal with the situation at any point in the whole proceedings.

Whether you need emergency legal advice or just someone to talk to, call us or fill out and send in the form: it’s free and it’s confidential and we promise to give you the best impartial advice and services to get your family back together.

And remember, for your benefit, and that of your children and your family, it is best to call us as early as possible so we can minimise the potential time you may be separated from your children.

Please Note: This is a free advice service but in no way substitutes for the sound legal advice of a solicitor in possession of the full facts of a case. If you have your own solicitor who is briefed on the proceedings, please contact them for assistance. This is an emergency service provided for parents without their own solicitor whose children have been, or are about to be, taken into care by Social Services for such reasons as Emergency Protection Orders or Interim Care Orders.

“… many innocent people are being wrongly accused of child abuse and whose lives in consequence are being turned upside down without due justification….

“Children are made to live in constant fear of being parted from their parents.
The climate is like that of a witchhunt in which the voice of reason and all sense of proportion is lost.”

– Earl Howe, House of Lords, “Child Abuse”, Hansard 17 Oct. 2001

It can begin with the injustice of an accused parent not even being faced by his or her accusers; not given the real accusation and so not able to confront it.

Part of the injustice is the admissibility of hearsay in cases of child welfare. As established by the Children (Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence) Order 1990, “In civil proceedings before the High Court or a county court, evidence given in connection with the upbringing, maintenance or welfare of a child, shall be admissible notwithstanding any rule of law relating to hearsay.”

The injustice continues, whereby even if a Family Proceedings Court rules that there has been no wrongdoing, the child remains subject to a Child Protection Plan, effectively “black listing” the parent from that point onwards.

So how can you, as a parent fight back in the face of this injustice?

The advice of one parent, you need to choose a good solicitor:

  • One who is willing to pro-actively fight for your rights;
  • One who is expert in the fields of Family Law and specifically Children’s Proceedings;
  • One who recognizes the importance of sensitivity, tact and thoughtfulness being shown to those looking for help and guidance.
  • One who is working for you and your family, not for the local authority;
  • One who understands that children are better brought up by their natural parents and family.

And the other word of advice, from solicitor and expert in Family Law, Brendan Fleming:

You only lose your kids if you give up on your kids.

Keep going. Keep positive. Eventually you will be rewarded.

We can help you right now – do not wait, for your free family support & advice!