Public Children: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients
On-demand, 25th February 2021 until 31st August 2021
Adoption Is there any clarity on the involvement of adoptive parents in the applications and courts process? Whose application is it and what is required to persuade the court to dispense with parental consent?
Coercive control Drawing on live cases involving children and vulnerable witnesses, how do you deal with coercive control, domestic violence and honour-based violence as part of a fact-finding hearing?
Allegations How do you deal with allegations made by children if (1) there is no supporting evidence or (2) the allegation is not repeated (made previously to a teacher or foster carer)?
DoL Orders (Slides) - Sarah Phillimore, St Johns Chambers What are the unresolved issues - both legal and practical - over deprivation of liberty orders for children of all ages; their use, impact and the provision of secure accommodation?
Contact - Elizabeth Isaacs QC, St Ives Chambers In light of the Nuffield research on the importance of sibling relationships, what is a reasonable level of contact between siblings? How far can you push the court?
DoL Orders - Sarah Phillimore, St Johns Chambers What are the unresolved issues - both legal and practical - over deprivation of liberty orders for children of all ages; their use, impact and the provision of secure accommodation?
Care orders - Andrew Bagchi QC, 1GC How do you show that all efforts have been made to support birth parents before removing a child or children? How to incorporate the views of birth parents in the application?
Findings - Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, 42BR Is there a shift in the wind over the summary dismissal of findings and the discharge of intervenors? How can you expect the judges to react?
A Local Authority v W, R, S, L (by their Children's Guardian) Judgment Date: 2 June 2020 Findings - Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, 42BR