Family Law in a Day

Course Overview

This is a one-day course for the benefit of professionals from a non-legal background who wish to gain an understanding of the law and legal proceedings relating to families and children.

It is frequently the case that professionals, particularly those working in education, healthcare and social services, come into close contact with families caught up in complex and upsetting legal proceedings. Be it a divorce, a dispute concerning children, or a relationship ruined by domestic violence, the impact upon the individual can be immense and professionals are invariably in the ‘front line’ in dealing with the distress associated with this.

In order to assist those professionals, this course is designed to provide an explanation of the legal framework within which family disputes are commonly addressed. It explains how the court system works, the basic principles of the law, the different types of applications that come before the court, the role of judges, lawyers and witnesses, the timescales involved and how courts come to make the decisions that they make. The course also aims to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions associated with family law.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at anyone working in children & family social care, education, or healthcare who may come into contact with families caught up in complex and upsetting legal proceedings. Max number 20.

How long is the course?

1 day

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will have gained a good working knowledge of the family law system and a proper understanding of the process within which their clients are involved. This will enable participants to provide their clients with a high standard of informed support and understanding.


“The course was full of relevant information that I will be able to use within my role” – Family Support Worker, Birmingham

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