Childcare Solicitor

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The role of a Childcare Solicitor

The role of a Childcare Solicitor is concerned with the status of a child within a family. A childcare Solicitor will be asked to intervene by the local authority if the authority believes they need to get involved to protect the child. A childcare solicitor will always act in the best interest of the child.

As a solicitor, you’ll have fantastic career progression opportunities. When it comes to the law sector there are many different routes you can take. You can choose to work for a small law firm, the government, local authorities, charity or large private law firms.

The role of a Childcare Solicitor includes:

  • Working through emotionally challenging circumstances
  • Managing 10 – 12 cases simulateously
  • Working with social workers and complying with safeguarding measures
  • Dealing with emergency applications, care proceedings and adoption
  • Providing advice at panel meetings

Qualifications & Experience

You are required to have a law degree or GDL/CPE qualifications in order to work as a lawyer in the UK.

You will need to have a deep understanding of Childcare law. Emotional intelligence and the ability to deal with complex cases is desirable.


Contractors: £30 – £50 per hour

Permanent contract: £40,000

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Our Childcare Solicitor jobs

We work with various organisations across the UK providing the Public, Private and Third sectors with Childcare Solicitors and other industry professionals.

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