Date: 6th May 2021
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
CPD Hours: 3hoursTaking 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.
- 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
- 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?
- Children and domestic abuse
- Assessing children’s ‘vulnerability’
- Key issues in cross-examination
- Obtaining the view of children in court
- Tests for making s. 11 orders: assessing PRRRs
- Explaining decisions to children