Training course

Safeguarding and Serious Case Reviews

15 November 2018
10:00 - 16:00

DLA Piper, 160 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HT

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“We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of children and protect those at the risk of harm. It is important that young people can grow up in an environment that is as safe and stable as we would want for our own children. That’s why we have changed the law to create a stronger safeguarding system, placing greater accountability on the key professionals involved so vulnerable children can get the support and protection they deserve” Nadim Zahawi – Children and Families Minister.

This new course is designed to ensure that Local Authority lawyers are aware of all the statutory provisions relating to their duty to safeguard children and are fully up to date with the important changes which have been made to the Safeguarding and Serious Case Review legislative framework; to understand why those changes have been made and how the transition to the new statutory regime will take place.

Target Audience

This is a comprehensive overview and updating course which will be of value to practitioners of all levels of experience.

Course Content

  • An overview of the safeguarding provisions found in various Statutes including The Children Act 1989, Education Acts, Childcare Act 2004, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Housing Act 1996.
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the introduction of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
  • Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Local and National
  • Child Death Reviews and responsibilities of Child Death Review Partners
  • “Working Together 2018” – the new interagency guide
  • The transition arrangements and timescales for the new framework.
  • Court intervention and the role of the judiciary
  • The responsibilities of the Local Authority Lawyer

Continuing Competencies

A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

B1 Obtain relevant facts

B2 Undertake legal research

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing

C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people

D1 Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise

D2 Keep, use and maintain accurate, complete and clear records

D3 Apply good business practice

Safeguarding and Serious Case Reviews

15 November 2018 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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