Representing Parents with Learning Difficulties in Care Proceedings - Update Your Knowledge

Representing Parents with Learning Difficulties in Care Proceedings - Update Your Knowledge

Available to view from 17 May 2024

With a SmartPlan £99

With a Season Ticket £198

Standard price £396

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
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More and more parents with significant cognitive difficulties and/or diagnosed learning disabilities are finding themselves in care proceedings and at risk of their child(ren) being permanently separated from their care because they are deemed unable to learn enough to enable them to parent safely.

This webinar will equip the lawyers working with such parents with the knowledge of how to represent them and advocate for what should be provided to them by way of support from the local authority.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • What the court has emphasised is important for local authorities working with such parents and the distinction between parenting with support v substituted parenting
  • What the local authority should be doing to recognise the parents’ limitations and adapt to meet their needs
  • What support such parents/vulnerable adults are entitled to and what is expected
  • The common pitfalls in the way that local authorities work with parents including the deficiencies of social worker assessments
  • A brief look at what resources local authorities have available to them and what can be provided to enable such parents to care effectively for their children
  • Good practice in such cases and what can be done to enable parents with difficulties to have their best chances of being able to care for their child(ren) long-term

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Friday 17th May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.