Inflicted Injuries in Care Proceedings - Proof & Evidence Explored

Inflicted Injuries in Care Proceedings - Proof & Evidence Explored

Available to view from 30 May 2024

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
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In many care cases, the issue of children suffering serious physical harm (including broken/fractured bones) and serious sexual abuse is pivotal in the case.

Practitioners representing parents within this field need a thorough understanding of the law within this area, including what needs to be proven and how best to challenge the evidence.

Practitioners also need to understand what can be done to reunite families even when findings may be made and the importance of the resolutions approach in that regard.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • An overview of the relevant standard of proof including an understanding of the issue of inherent improbabilities and the binary system
  • An overview of the law surrounding the quality of evidence with consideration of the court’s guidance around primary evidence, hearsay evidence, memory issues and lies
  • The law surrounding identification of a perpetrator and a pool finding including consideration of the consequences of a pool finding
  • The weight to be attached to expert evidence and how best to challenge this evidence
  • An overview of the resolutions approach and the issue of when reunification within families may be possible even when findings are made

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Thursday 30th May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.