Care Proceedings - How to Deal with Allegations & Evidence from Children

Care Proceedings - How to Deal with Allegations & Evidence from Children

Available to view from 22 May 2024

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
Access for entire organisation


In many care cases, the issue of allegations made by children can be the gravamen of the case with many parents and/or other individuals in the home accused of serious sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children.

This webinar is designed to assist you in understanding good practice surrounding allegations made by children, including how to achieve the best quality evidence and how to criticise poor gathering of evidence which may ultimately mean that the evidence cannot be relied upon.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Best practice in gathering evidence from children - an overview of the Orkney (1988) and Cleveland Reports (1992) and what lessons can be learned
  • The ABE process and what can be taken from this
  • An overview of the caselaw surrounding taking/relying on allegations made by children and when the evidence may be so unreliable to mean that allegations cannot be proven in the Family Courts
  • The local authority’s responsibilities and duties when it comes to working with children who are making/have made allegations
  • Common mistakes made during the evidence gathering process and how this may lead to difficulties in proving allegations

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.