Special Guardianship or Adoption – What is the Difference

Special Guardianship or Adoption – What is the Difference

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Course Overview

This course, delivered by Safda Mahmood, will provide viewers with an overview of the differences between special guardianship and adoption orders and will consider the circumstances in which it is appropriate to seek one or the other.

This course will focus on the following key legislation and case law developments:

·         The Adoption and Children Act 2002

·         The Adoption Support Services (England) Regulations 2005

·         Special Guardianship Support Services The Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/111)

·         RE R (A Child) sub nom X Cityy Council v (1) LR (By The Official Solicitor) (2) PNG (3) AK (4) KW (5) MRR (A Child) 2007 1 FLR        564

·         RE S (A Child) 2007 1 FLR 819 

·         Re B (A Child) UKSC 33

·         Re B- S (Children) (Adoption: Application of Threshold Criteria) 2013 EWCA Civ 1146

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be aware of who can apply for special guardianship and adoption orders
  • • Have considered the effects of special guardianship and adoption orders
  • • Be familiar with key legislation and case law in this area of practice

What is the target audience?

  • Children law practitioners

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About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

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.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:22:49

Documentation

  • Reference Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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