Training course

Understanding the Basics of Child Care Law

25 September 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Eversheds, London

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

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This new course is designed to introduce the principles of child care law, and to explain the key legislative provisions and the court orders available to local authorities. In addition, the course emphasises the need to adhere to the court’s 26-week timetable for public law proceedings and explains the steps required to achieve this. The course will cover:

  • An overview of the Children Act 1989 and the Children and Adoption Act 2002
  • Protecting children by way of court orders
  • What orders are available and what evidence is required
  • The Social Work Evidence Template
  • The Public Law Outline
  • The court timetable
  • Attending case management hearings

Target Audience

This course will be of value to all local authority legal staff who make applications to the court in respect of children. It is an introductory course designed for paralegals, qualified practitioners who are new to this area of law and all those who need a refresher to improve their competence and confidence.

This course will contribute to the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

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

Understanding the Basics of Child Care Law

25 September 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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