Childcare Law

During challenging times involving Social Services, our highly respected team provides the clarity, support and expert representation your family needs.

How We Can Help

When Social Services become involved, it can be a challenging time for any family. At Freers Askew Bunting, our goal is to provide clarity and support. We aim to help parents, relatives, and children understand the issues and ensure they have expert representation throughout. Our team is highly respected across the North East. We prioritise resolving cases promptly, giving urgent attention to emergency situations. Rest assured, all discussions with us remain confidential. Our legal team includes specialists recognised by national schemes in family and children's law. If concerns about financing our services arise, we can guide you on the possibility of obtaining legal aid.

Care Proceedings

Supporting you during child care proceeding

Public Law Outline (PLO) process

Offering clear guidance and support for you & your family

Care Orders

Where a child is placed in the care of the local authority

Supervision Orders

Where a child is supervised by Social Services

Parental Responsibility

Giving you legal rights to a child's upbringing

Section 20 accommodation

Where children cannot live with their families

FGM Cases

Protecting young girls in the UK

Child Assessment Orders (Section 38)

Where children are placed with a family member or friend.

Latest News


18 APRIL 2024

Freers Askew Bunting Hosting First Law Clinic at Stokesley Cricket Club

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting its first-ever Law Clinic at Stokesley Cricket Club on the 15th of May from 10 AM to 4 PM.


07 DECEMBER 2023

Freers Askew Bunting Reinforces Community Ties with Hartlepool Cricket Club

Showcasing their commitment to their local community, Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors is delighted to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of the Hartlepool Cricket Club’s Junior Section.


01 DECEMBER 2021

Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors Have Further Expanded With the Acquisition of Storey & Co Solicitors

Longstanding law firm Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors have further expanded with the acquisition of the well-respected Stokesley law firm, Storey & Co Solicitors. The acquisition of Storey & Co forms part of the firm’s recent growth, as it follows on from the successful launch of their Hartlepool office earlier this year.

Speak to Jonathan

Jonathan manages our excellent Childcare Law team who work closely with families in crisis to achieve the best outcome for children.

Jonathan Woodhouse

Director & Head of Childcare Law