Online guide for child welfare reports

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

We have prepared an interactive flowchart to help you with queries that can arise about the cover needed for child welfare reports and to prevent difficulties arising with payments of accounts.

We have found that solicitors are often unsure about the different requirements for cover to meet the cost of a child welfare report, especially where work is being done before a grant of legal aid is in place. This can lead to difficulties in obtaining payment when an account is submitted. 

The interactive flowchart will assist in helping you to identify what cover you need including:

  • Whether you need special urgency cover
  • When you need sanction for the report 
  • Whether an increase in the cost limit may be needed.

The interactive flowchart can be accessed here.

If you have any queries about this matter or if you have any suggestions for amendments to the chart please contact Catriona Whyte, Head of Legal Services – Civil and Children’s on or 0131 240 2088.

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