The Liver Building

Running Care Cases


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Friday 10th September, 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:15

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B&C


Course Code: S4541


Children Law Practitioners will be aware that there is a need to be aware of the New Best Practice and Public Law Working Party Recommendations. This will have a significant impact on the way in which care cases are run from this year.

There are new forms, the procedure, and new timescales, and you wish you would want to make sure that you are to date, and ready, to avoid making fundamental mistakes, going forward.

This course will equip you with the essentials in terms of what to do from the moment of being instructed, through to completing a care case. It will allow you to become confident with what needs to be undertaken at each step, so as to maximise your potential and effectiveness.

It will be of benefit to those delegates who seek to put the theory of public children law into practice. It will be of assistance to those lawyers acting for parents, children, extended family members and local authorities.

The topics covered will include amongst others, the following:

  • Steps to take Pre-Proceedings
  • Working within the requirements of the Revised Public Law Outline
  • Emergencies Orders and Care Orders
  • What to do when contact is an issue
  • Essential Steps to take when acting for parents, children, relatives and local authorities
  • Type of assessments and timescales.
  • Drafting and Effective Preparation
  • Threshold Statements and their responses
  • Placement Orders, Agency Decisions, Panels and Assessments
  • Public Funding Considerations
  • Effective Case Management

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 Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He has written in various legal publications and has been practicing in children law for over 20 years.


Member £200
Non-member £290
Training Passport Free
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