Children (Scotland) Act 2020 Workshop

Date: 6th May 2021

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 3hours

Taking place in May 2021, this online workshop will delve into key changes introduced by the Children (Scotland) Act and how these are expected to affect the work of family law practitioners.

3 hours verifiable CPD

The Children (Scotland) Bill 2019 received Royal Assent on 1 October 2020, bringing about significant changes to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

During this half-day workshop we will delve into the key changes introduced by the 2020 Act and reflect on how these are expected to affect the work of family law practitioners, the courts and local authorities involved in child contact cases.
The programme features interactive sessions throughout, allowing you to discuss practical cases and scenarios with colleagues and speakers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Refresh your knowledge of the main legislative developments since the introduction of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Increase your understanding of the main changes introduced by the 2020 Act, and their practical implications on your day-to-day work
  • Join speakers and colleagues in the discussion of practical cases and scenarios
Speakers
Partner, Harper Macleod LLP
Partner, TC Young Solicitors
Managing Solicitor, Clan Childlaw
Children and Young People’s Policy Officer, Scottish Women’s Aid
Solicitor, Founder Diversity+, Co-founder, SEMLA
Part One: Children and the courts

Chair

Naeema Yaqoob Sajid
Solicitor, Founder Diversity+, Co-founder, SEMLA

Amanda Masson
Partner, Harper Macleod LLP
  • The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and its main legislative developments
  • Overview of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020: what are the key changes to court procedure arising from the Act?

Susie Dalton
Children and Young People’s Policy Officer, Scottish Women’s Aid
  • Children’s experiences of domestic abuse
  • Children’s experiences of the family courts and their recommendations
  • Opportunities in the Act

Sheriff Linda Nicolson
  • Obtaining the view of children in court
  • Tests for making s. 11 orders: assessing PRRRs
  • Explaining decisions to children
Part Two: Protecting children’s interests: the changing landscape for child welfare reporters and curators ad litem

Lynne Collingham
Partner, TC Young Solicitors

Lucy Frazer
Managing Solicitor, Clan Childlaw

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£109.00
 
New lawyer:
£92.65
 
Non-member:
£125.35
 
Unemployed member:
£0.00
 

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