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Adoption

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?

Allegations

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)?

Coercive control

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?

Care orders - Andrew Bagchi QC, 1GC

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?

Contact - Elizabeth Isaacs QC, St Ives Chambers

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 (Slides) - Sarah Phillimore, St Johns Chambers

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?

A Local Authority v W, R, S, L (by their Children's Guardian)

A Local Authority v W, R, S, L (by their Children's Guardian) Judgment Date: 2 June 2020 Findings - Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, 42BR

Findings - Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, 42BR

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?

DoL Orders - Sarah Phillimore, St Johns Chambers

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?

DOL - Julia Cheetham QC, Deans Court Chambers

DOL - Julia Cheetham QC, Deans Court Chambers How do you secure the best outcome, for children and young people needing secure welfare placements? What are the limits to the Court’s powers to make DoL orders?

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