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Get a copy of a child abuse assessment or child protection plan

Letter to get evidence that social services think your child has been abused or is at risk, if you're applying for legal aid.

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Social Services response to request for evidence of child abuse assessment or child protection plan

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To get a copy of a child abuse assessment or child protection plan, you should:

  • fill in the sample letter as best you can
  • send it to the social services department at your local council

The assessment or plan must mention your child’s name and name your partner as the abuser.

You can use this as evidence if you’re applying for legal aid to stop an abusive partner seeing your child or to take away their parental responsibility.

If you work for a social services department and have been asked to provide this evidence for a legal aid application, please use the sample letter below as a template to confirm whether:

  • a child abuse assessment has taken place
  • a child protection plan is in place
Published 14 May 2014
Last updated 18 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Social Services response to request for evidence of child abuse assessment or child protection plan added.
  2. Sample letter updated.
  3. First published.