Public Law

Course Outline

The course provides detailed information as to ‘public law’ proceedings affecting children and families. Participants will look at the statutory basis of public law proceedings, legal requirements and the role of the social work team. They will also be provided with information as to the key issues leading to the issue of proceedings, legal planning, pre-proceedings letters, chronologies and witness statements. The course involves a comprehensive analysis of the Public Law Outline. The second day of the course looks at the practicalities of legal proceedings, case management, expert evidence and the roles of those involved, including that of the Children?s Guardian.

Who is the course aimed at?

Child care social workers

How long is the course?

2 days

What will you learn?

Participants will have a good working knowledge of the legal framework and process of public law proceedings


“Very good seminar; made a very dry subject understandable and interesting. Related it well to real situations”


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