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 2018-2019 Training and Masterclass Programme

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Date

AUTUMN/WINTER OPEN TRAINING PROGRAMME
All venues will be in central Edinburgh

Course Time

24th Oct 2018

Capacity and Confidentiality: Young People and the Law
This session will provide delegates with an understanding of the tests and legislation which govern legal capacity and assessing a young person’s ability to consent in Scotland, it will discuss identifying barriers to children and young people’s ability to consent to treatment or services, the potential conflict between a child’s capacity to make decisions when they differ from those who have Parental Responsibilities and Rights (PRRs). The session will give delegates confidence in the law on capacity and confidentiality and also in understanding limitations of law in this area.

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

7th Nov 2018

Essential Law in Relation to Parental
Responsibilities and Rights
This session will discuss Parental Responsibilities and Rights (PRRs), who has them and how a person obtains them, what happens when PRRs are in conflict, the process of applying for civil orders under s.11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the principles applied by court. The course will also discuss the rights of the child to express their views and how they can become part of the court process in an action involving them.

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

5th Dec 2018

 Safeguarding the Sexually Active Child

10:00-15:00
4 hrs CPD

9th Jan 2019

Capacity and Confidentiality: Young People and the Law
This session will update your knowledge and understanding around children and young people’s capacity and the extent to which children and young people have the right to confidentiality when accessing services. The session will refer to relevant legislation, data protection and look at practical guidelines on assessing capacity and the duty on professionals to balance Parental Rights and Responsibilities with a young person’s right to confidentiality. The session will look at young people consenting to services independently, including medical services and sexual health services. The session will also identify barriers to children and young people’s ability to consent to services.

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

6th Feb 2019

Children’s Hearings Explained
The session will focus on the background of Children’s Hearing System (CHS), grounds of referral to the CHS, measures and disposals available, concept of relevant person including deemed relevant person, importance of the pre-hearing panel, who has the right and duty to attend children’s hearings, Interim and Compulsory Supervision Orders, the rights of the child to express their view, their views being taken in to account, right to legal representation and right to fully participate in the children’s hearings; the review and appeal process, as well as a review of the recent case law.
Venue:  Scott Moncrieff, Exchange Place 3, Semple St, Edinburgh EH3 8BL

10:00-16:00
5.5 hrs CPD

20th Feb 2019

Essential Law in Relation to
Parental Responsibilities and Rights
Understanding Parental Responsibilities and Rights (PRRs), how a person obtains PRRs, overriding principles related to making orders about children, the process of applying for civil orders in relation under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, the rights of the child to express their views, their views being taken in to account, right to legal representation and becoming part of the court process in an action involving them, the current tools available to children to let the court know their views

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

6th Mar 2019

Children’s Views in Civil Court Proceedings

This course will focus on the rights of the child to express their view in Children’s Hearings and Civil Court proceedings involving them, the current tools available to obtain children’s views, insure meaningful participation and look at more progressive ways of insuring that children have an opportunity to express their views in proceedings involving them. The session will discuss the right to legal representation and the right to meaningful participation. This session will leave delegates confident in the current legal position on the views of the children with reference to the UNCRC and the relevant Scottish legislation.

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

20th Mar 2019

Legal Foundations of Child Protection
The session will discuss the relevant child protection legislation and policy, information sharing in respect of children, child welfare and wellbeing, tools available under child protection legislation and children’s right to confidentiality

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

Date

AUTUMN/WINTER MASTERCLASSESPROGRAMME

All venues will be in central Edinburgh

Course Time

1st Nov 2018

Additional Support Needs
Mrs May Dunsmuir, Chamber President of the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and a Convener with the 
Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and 
Iain Nisbet, Consultant Solicitor and Education Law Specialist, Cairn Legal
The participants of this specialised masterclass will have an opportunity to hear from the lead experts in the ASN field: Mrs May Dunsmuir, Chamber President of the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and a Convener with the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland as well as Iain Nisbet, a consultant solicitor and education law specialist, with particular expertise and interest in additional support needs law and the Equality Act 2010 as it applies to education. Mrs Dunsmuir will talk about the extension of rights to children under the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 and the child as a party in tribunal proceedings; as well as other developments within the Tribunal. Iain will speak about independent adjudication, Co-ordinated Support Plans, children’s rights and the support service. This event will benefit those working with children with ASN, supporting their families, education specialists, professionals making assessment and decisions as to support for children with ASN, solicitors working or considering working in the education law field and field of ASN.

 





10:00-13:00
2.5 hrs CPD

28th Jan 2019

 Immigration Law & Child Migration

Stephen F Winter, Advocate at Terra Firma Chambers

John Vassiliou, Associate, McGill & Co Solicitors 
What rights will EU national children in the UK have as Brexit approaches? And what rights in the aftermath that results?  This masterclass is proposing to look at the position of EU nationals and their families resident in the UK and what may result in cross jurisdictions issues in family law
which may result.

Feb 2019 

Child Protection

The session will discuss the relevant child protection legislation and policy, information sharing in resdpect of children, child welfare and wellbeing, tools available under child protection legislation and children's rights to confidentialty

 


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Mar 2019

Adults with Incapacity

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 Our training courses and masterclasses are designed to take account of the very latest legislation and good practice guidelines, and delivered by our solicitors. Member and various discounts apply. 

We are a recognised leader in the provision of training on children’s rights and the law as it affects children in Scotland. We provide a twice yearly programme of training courses which cover a wide range of topics and issues. Courses are designed to work in combination and as stand alone courses.

Training is provided by qualified solicitors employed by SCLC. Each course is an intensive learning experience in a venue in Central Edinburgh allowing for travel from most parts of Scotland. The training sets out the legal framework for the topic with the use of scenarios, case studies, questions and informal discussion to provide practical application for those working with children in a range of contexts.

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Feedback from our training courses

  • As a Children’s Rights Officer who has looked after children and young people, many of who have been sexually or otherwise abused or committed sexual offences against other children; I felt the course was really interesting and hope to use what I have learned while working with young people and professionals."

  •  'It will help me loads in my role with children. I wish I'd had the training months ago'. 

  • ‘Very informative and interesting training course’ – Children’s refuge worker.

  • 'Working as a support worker with young people, I found the course extremely useful'. 

  • Clarified many grey areas that I will be able to address within my workplace’ – Service Manager

  • ‘Will be interesting to see how this law is used in practice. Very concise, well-presented and helpful, illustrated stories and anecdotes’.

  • ‘Feel the course useful and very informative’  - Depute Head Teacher, Support for learning.

  • ‘Engaging, [trainer] knows the topic very well'.

  • ‘Clear, concise, accommodating of our questions and specific concerns...’

  • ‘Good understanding of domestic abuse and ethos of putting children first’.

  • ‘Very passionate and inspiring’ – Children’s Worker

  •  'Inspirational trainer'

2018-2019 Training Costs (held from 2017-2018)

       

Masterclass Half day Training Half day Training Full day
Student/Unwaged £50 £50 £70*
Charities £80 £80 £130*
Other organisations £100 £90 £160*
* includes lunch

  All bookings - 10% Discount available to Members of the Scottish Child Law Centre