Care of Young Persons Act
Children may come into question for care under the provisions of the Care of Young Persons Act if the social services consider that the child is growing up in a bad environment, for example, with parents who have problems with substance abuse, who physically mistreat the child or who do not take sufficient responsibility for the child resulting in damage to the child’s development. Care under the Care of Young Persons Act may also come into question for a child who risks incurring injury as a result of its behaviour during upbringing, for example, by substance abuse.
There is no need of care under the Care of Young Persons Act if care can be arranged voluntarily, in other words if the parent or child consents to the care considered necessary by the social services. If there is reason to believe that care cannot take place voluntarily, for example, if it is considered that the parent’s consent to the social welfare committee’s care plan cannot be relied upon, there may be grounds for care being arranged through the provisions of the Care of Young Persons Act.
Advokatbyrå Lagerlöf & Partners’ lawyers have experience of representing both parents and children in cases involving care under the Care of Young Persons Act. If you are involved in a case concerning care under the Care of Young Persons Act, you can request that one of the lawyers at Advokatbyrå Lagerlöf & Partners be appointed as your counsel in the case.