Conducting a Care Case: Drafting Advocacy & Procedure - Live at Your Desk

Conducting a Care Case: Drafting Advocacy & Procedure - Live at Your Desk


19 Jun 2024

10:00 AM

4:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
5 hours
Group bookings
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There have been wholesale changes to Public Children Law Cases, ranging from a Revised Public Law Outline as from April 2014, as well as the relaunch of the PLO in February 2023.

There have been developments in the law and procedure relating to Thresholds, bundle preparation, and Best Practice Guidance. It is essential that one keeps abreast of the expectations placed upon practitioners by the courts, clients’ and funding bodies.

This virtual classroom seminar will provide a comprehensive account of the law and procedure surrounding this area. It will enable you to become more familiar and confident with advising and assisting at each stage of the process, whether you are acting for the local authority, parents, extended family members or the children. This live session will provide you with a practical step by step approach to running care cases.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:

  • Steps to take pre-issue and parental responsibility
  • Running a Care Case
  • Funding and taking proceedings
  • Public Law Outline and Best Practice Guidance - Re Launch of the PLO in 2023
  • The First Hearing
  • Parties, Joinder and Contact
  • Threshold Criteria and Orders Sought
  • Parallel Planning
  • Working/Written Agreements
  • Drafting Case Management Order Documents
  • Drafting Thresholds and Responding
  • Preparation for Hearings
  • Advocacy - Tips and Preparation

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Please note: You are reminded that the contents of this lecture will involve discussions relating to sensitive issues about safeguarding. Also, given that many people are working from home, we ask you to ensure that you are in a private space where you and the speaker(s) is/are not overheard.

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.