Children Law Accreditation 2018
Obtaining the Children Law Accreditation (formerly the Children Panel Qualification (CPQ)) and joining the children’s panel can provide a huge boost to your career; symbolising that you can handle all types of child related legal services, the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation denotes that you a specialist in your field of practice.
Becoming a children’s panel solicitor will increase your employability and ultimately generate more work and increased revenue for your firm, however undertaking the 18 hours of training required to make your application can be a daunting prospect for any children or family law solicitor to fit into an already hectic schedule.
Datalaw have the solution
Datalaw have teamed up with experienced local authority and family solicitor Safda Mahmood and children’s guardian Neena Hira to revolutionise the way in which solicitors complete the training required to obtain the Children Law Accreditation and apply for children’s panel membership. Rather than attend a 3-day conference, practitioners can now complete the 18-hours of training from the comfort of their own home or office. Accessible via the Datalaw site and App this training can be completed at the viewer’s own pace and at a time convenient to them.
Datalaw’s Children Law Accreditation will cover the following topics:
· Law, Evidence and Procedure
· Children Law Accreditation Scheme Membership
· Overview of The Children Act 1989 & Related Law
· Commencement of Public Law Proceedings
· Emergency Procedures and Injunctions Care and Supervision Orders
· Contact within Care Proceedings
· Assessments and Experts Split Hearings and Threshold Hearings
· Type of Order and Issues Resolution
· The Final Hearing and Discharge of Care Orders
· Care Plans, Placement and Case Management and Practice Issues
· Disclosure of Documentation
· Public Law Protocol and Preparation
· Transfer and ECHR
· Processes for Fostering and Secure Accommodation Orders
· Adoption Law and Practice
· Adoption Proceedings Procedure under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
· Advocacy in Public Child Care
· Law Case Study on Public Child Care Law and Discussion
· Working Relationship with Guardians and Skills & Practice
· Role of the Children’s Guardian
· The Working of the Local Authority
· Working directly with a Child Adoption or Long-term Fostering
· Attachment and Contact
· Domestic Violence/ Abuse
Children's Guardian: Neena Hira was a social worker
with a local authority before joining the guardian service. Neena practises as
a guardian in the Midlands and has prepared numerous reports, and regularly
gives evidence in children proceedings.
For further information on the Children Law Accreditation Scheme and how to become a Law Society children’s panel member, please visit the relevant section of the Law Society website https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/accreditation/children-law/
Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.
Written and recorded by Safda Mahmood, Children Law Solicitor