The Liver Building

3 Day Children Law Accredited Course (online)


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Monday 17th June, 2024

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B & C


Course Code: S4769


Safda Mahmood, Solicitor and Professional Legal Trainer, is accredited to run this 3 day course, which is fully approved by the Law Society. It is an intermediate specialist course for delegates who seek to represent a party in Public Law Children Act proceedings.

On completion of this online course, delegates will be able to obtain the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation and have the knowledge necessary to apply to join the Children’s Panel.

You will have 6 months to submit your application after attending the course.

The 3-day online course is designed to enhance your legal knowledge, as well as to ensure that you are familiar with the requirements for membership. It will provide you with tips for good practice, as well undertaking case studies in groups, so as to apply your knowledge to various scenarios.

  • Private Children law and Procedure
  • Local authority procedures and duties
  • Contact and assessments
  • Threshold and use of experts
  • Human rights issues
  • Taking instructions from children and separate representation
  • Care planning and Public Law Outline
  • Evidence, procedure, advocacy and preparation
  • Adoption, Placement Orders and Attachment
  • Secure Accommodation
  • Complaints procedures and Criminal Injuries Compensation

Day 1 – 17th June  /  Day 2 – 18th June  /  Day 3 – 28th June



  • Solicitors
  • Chartered Legal Executives
  • Local Authority Representatives


  • Assistance in putting the theory of private and public children law into practice
  • Understand key legislative and case law developments
  • Understand key procedural steps
  • To become more confident in using case law and legislation
  • Improve Confidence and Efficiency in running cases and advocacy
  • Understand placement and parallel planning procedures

Speaker Biographies

Safda Mahmood, is a Senior Solicitor, with extensive experience in both practicing and teaching family law to practitioners, academics and trainees. Safda is on the Law Society Children Law Accredited Scheme. He has written in various legal publications and has been practicing in children law for over 29 years.


Member £799
Non-member £899
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout