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Categories:
Family Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a wide-ranging and detailed outline and evaluation of the role of legal representatives in childcare proceedings. It explains the key procedural obligations borne by local authorities and respondents in preparing these cases, in particular with regard to case management conferences and allocation hearings. Duties to comply with time limits, disclosure requirements and filing and service of documents are discussed in detail. In addition, the podcast aims to discuss the relationship between childcare proceedings and related criminal cases, the role of experts and procedural requirements in placement order proceedings.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of key changes brought about by the Public Law Outline in relation to childcare proceedings;
  • Understand the important procedural requirements placed on local authorities and respondents in childcare cases;
  • Appreciate the factors considered by courts in deciding whether to allocate cases to the Family Proceedings Court or the High Court;
  • Be aware of the principal procedural elements of placement order applications.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Procedural
Sources and References:
  • Re L (A Child) [2002] EWHC 1379 (Fam);
  • Adoption and Children Act 2002;
  • Children Act 1989;
  • Human Rights Act 1998.

This podcast discusses case management practice in relation to childcare proceedings. It analyses and assesses the changes brought about in this area by the Public Law Outline, and addresses the procedural requirements placed on local authorities and respondents by this new guidance. Particular consideration is made of issues resolution hearings, case management conferences and the allocation of cases to the Family Proceedings Court or the High Court. In addition, there is a discussion of procedure in relation to placement order cases and the human rights ramifications of proceedings with adoption or care elements.

Podcast added: 15/05/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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