The Liver Building

2021 Public Child Law Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 24th November, 2021

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Areas of Law: Family


Course Code: S4557


Full details coming soon…

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Welcome & introduction

Seniors Top 10 ~ Mark Senior, St Johns Buildings

The return of the grumpy old brief to give his unique take on the year’s most important public law judgments which may or may not include some or all of the following:

  • When is a fair hearing not a fair hearing?
  • Summary dismissal and the case that keeps on giving Orders pending appeal Vaccinations – a tale of two judgments Why do circuit judges look younger every day

Applying for Residential Assessments: Remit, Research and Review of Authorities ~ Margaret Parr, Harrington St

  • Remit: Section 38(6) of the Children Act 1989
  • Research: Practical steps to be taken – application and statement in support. availability, location, timescales, literature, referral forms, costs
  • Review of Authorities: the case law considered

comfort break

TBC: Apeals? ~ Kate Burnell QC

Alcohol Monitoring - making effective and appropriate use of the latest technology in childcare cases ~ Ashley Hodgkinson, Alpha Biolabs

  • Overview of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring
  • Introduction to the new SmartMobile breathalyser
  • Scenarios and preferred choices for each approach
  • Opportunity for Q&As

comfort break

TBC: Adoption – opposing / when to make an application?


TBC ~ Debbie Pedder, Advanced Child Care Assessments


Summary & thanks


Member £145
Non-member £175
Training Passport Free
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout