The Liver Building

Public Child Law Update (online)


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Friday 20th September, 2024

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B


Course Code: S4805


This online course will equip you with a rounded up update on key issues surrounding public children law, with a particular focus on changes and updates in the area.  

It will be of benefit to those acting for parents, children, extended family, and local authorities.

The areas to be covered are:

  • Separation under Interim Care
  • Contact and Children
  • Assessments and Timescales
  • Public law Outline, Best Practice and Timetables
  • DOLS Applications and Secure Accommodation
  • Placement Applications and Adoption
  • Special Guardianship and Practice
  • Key Case Law Update
  • Updates on Statutes and Practice Directions


  • Barristers
  • Solicitors
  • Chartered Legal Executives
  • Local Authority Representatives
  • Trainees


  • Assistance in putting the theory of public children law into practice
  • Understand key legislative and case law developments
  • Understand key procedural steps and to be ahead of the game
  • To become more confident in using case law and legislation
  • Avoid common Errors
  • Improve Confidence and Efficiency

Level: Intermediate   

Can’t make the date/time or need to revisit the training? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure! The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

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 £110
Non-member £155
Training Passport Free
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout