Final Hearing (FH)

If agreement cannot be reached during Proceedings on the outcome for your children, you will have to attend Court over a number of days for a Final Hearing. This is where the Local Authority, The Children’s Guardian and you will be able to put your case before the Judge who will ultimately make the final decision on what is to happen and where your children are to be placed. It is likely to last anything up to and beyond a week and several witness will be called to give evidence, including Social Workers, Experts, parents and the Children’s Guardian.