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Posted by Carrie Laws on 22nd May 2019

 

If the Local Authority has applied for an EPO and this has been granted by the Court without your knowledge, you should be told the reasons for the application and why it was made without your knowledge. It is likely that you will be told this once your child has been placed. Even if you are not told where your child is, you should be given a copy of their care plan and information about the arrangements for contact.

An EPO can last for up to eight days. During this time, the Local Authority will either issue care proceedings or apply to extend the EPO by a further seven days. In either circumstance, you should make sure that you have taken advice and are represented.

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