What is a Supervision Order?

A Supervision Order is usually put in place after a local authority has expressed concerns about the welfare of a child and launched a section 47 enquiry and pre-proceedings meeting with the parents or guardian. An order may be put in place if the parents or guardian agree to cooperate with social services and implement measures that will make sure the child is safe and well cared for.

A Supervision Order gives the local authority the ability to monitor a child within the family home and an ability to provide support to the child.

A Supervision Order must be applied for through the court by the local authority, and can only be granted if: it is believed that the child is in harm or is at risk of harm in the future; the child’s parents are causing that harm; or the parents are unable to control the child and consequently cannot protect the child from harm.

At Rotheras our experienced child care team are well-versed in helping parents or guardians where an application for a Supervision Order has been made or where a Supervision Order has already been made. We would suggest seeking legal advice early, especially if you want to appeal against the Supervision Order. We can guide you through the whole process including collating and preparing any documents required and representing you at court where necessary.

Why use Rotheras where a Supervision Order has been granted?

We can advise parents or guardians on what steps to take if a Supervision Order is applied for or has been granted.

We can advise on whether or not it is appropriate for you to apply to discharge a Supervision Order, including how to prepare an application to the court.

We can offer Legal Aid if eligible.

We can advise you if the local authority has applied for any further orders such as a Care Order or Emergency Protection Order.

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Ann-Marie Bowman

Partner & Chairwoman

Ann-Marie Bowman is Partner and Chairwoman of Nottingham based law firm Rotheras. Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters.

Ruth Tyas

Associate Solicitor

Ruth specialises in all aspects of family law and since 2010 she has been an accredited specialist in private law children matters and in domestic abuse where urgent protective remedies are required.

Sally Hartland

Associate Solicitor

Sally Hartland is a Family, Matrimonial and Child Law specialist based at our offices in The Lace Market.

Rebecca Lister


Rebecca Lister is a Solicitor within our Family Department and specialises in children and child care proceedings, regularly representing parents during care proceedings.

Chris Bradshaw

Family Law Executive

Chris specialises in children matters and provides support to Ann-Marie Bowman.

Sue Dutton

Legal Executive

Sue Dutton is a Legal Executive in the Family and Childcare department at Rotheras and is based at our Long Eaton office.

Beccy Rodham


Beccy Rodham is a Paralegal in Rotheras Family Law department and is based at our Lace Market office.


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