Secure Accommodation - 2019 Update with Safda Mahmood
Secure accommodation is a particular part of public law proceedings and one that public children law practitioners are often unclear about.
It is an area which is based largely upon statute and strict regulations, with decisions needing to be made urgently at times.
This webinar will cover the recent changes in England and Wales bringing you fully up to date.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Link between s.25 Children Act 1989 and s.119 Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
- Impact of the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations
- Interim orders, role of the guardian and the age of the child
- 72 hour provision - when to use
- Representation of the child and Secure Criteria Reviews
- Consideration and implications of Re W (A Child) - use of s.20(3)
- Use of the inherent jurisdiction, following Re M (Children) and the Children and Social Work Act 2017
- Secure accommodation and deprivation of liberty - Re A-F (Children) 
- When to make a DOL application - Re RD (Deprivation or Restriction of Liberty) 
- Key principles in secure applications following Re M (A Child) (Secure Accommodation)