A Family Lawyer’s Guide to ‘Looked After Children’ - Your Questions Answered
This live broadcast session will erase the mystery of 'placement with parents regulations' and provide you with the tools to know when to challenge.
If removal is sought but not granted, what are the options for the local authority? This session will answer any questions around placement on interim supervision orders/no order and what you can do about it.
The live session is aimed at solicitors working in the child protection arena whether in private practice or within the local authority. It looks at children as they travel through the care system, whether that be with the consent of their parents into foster care, when proceedings are initiated and children remain at home; to when care orders are discharged.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The recent decision of London Borough of Hackney v Williams and Anor alongside section 20 guidance
- When and how to apply regulations to placements at home
- When and how a local authority can change the care plan of a 'looked after' child; from removal to discharge
- The impact of the 26 week timescale on 'looked after' children
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.