A Guide to Transitions from Child to Adult Care - Safeguarding the Vulnerable Young Adult

A Guide to Transitions from Child to Adult Care - Safeguarding the Vulnerable Young Adult


24 Jul 2024

1:00 PM ‐ 2:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
Group bookings
email us to discuss discounts for 5+ delegates


There are challenges in caring for and supporting teenagers moving into adulthood, particularly for young people who lack mental capacity in some areas of decision-making.

This group can be vulnerable and at risk of exploitation and abuse, problems which are exacerbated when services fail them. The law in this area is complex and always developing, and the relationship between the various agencies and statutory frameworks can be difficult to navigate. A thorough understanding of the duties upon statutory bodies, the support services open to these children, and the different applications that can be made to the court to safeguard them, is pivotal.

This virtual classroom seminar is aimed at family and mental capacity lawyers who need to advise on the difficult issues arising from the transition away from children's services into the adult and mental capacity arena.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Main statutes and regulations governing transitions from children’s social care to adults
  • The principles of mental capacity law as it relates to young people and adults, and how this interacts with Gillick competence, applied to children
  • The deprivation of liberty of children and young people, when this arises and how to seek authorisation
  • Dual jurisdiction - applications which cross over between the Family Division of the High Court and the Court of Protection

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.