When a dependency petition has been filed, a Preliminary Protective Hearing will be held within 5 to 7 days from the child's removal. The parent, guardian or custodian must talk to their attorney before this hearing and come to a meeting called a Preliminary Protective Conference, before the hearing. Other people can come to this meeting, including relatives, witnesses, or others with whom the child might be placed. At this meeting, efforts will be made to reach an agreement about the child's placement, services that should be provided and visitation with the child. The results of this meeting will be discussed at the hearing. At the hearing the court will make orders about the child's placement, visitation, tasks and services to be provided. If the parent, guardian or custodian denies the allegation in the petition, the court may set a date for an Initial Dependency Hearing.