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 2018-2019 Training and Masterclass Programme Synopsis

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Scottish Child Law Centre

Masterclass and Open Training Programme 2018/2019

 

Date

OPEN TRAINING PROGRAMME

In-detail training provided by expert solicitors from the Scottish Child Law Centre

All venues will be in central Edinburgh

Course Time

12th Dec 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.

Venue: SASW, Shandwick House, 67 Shandwick Place, EH2 4SD

13:00-16.30

2.5 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.

Venue: Blackadders, 5 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2AX

13:00-16.30

2.5 hrs CPD

24th Jan 2019

Safeguarding the Sexually Active Child

The session will discuss the relevant legislation around children and young people and sex, definition of the “younger” and “older” child and the law, police investigation and prosecution policies, information sharing in respect of children, confidentiality rights and child’s capacity, as well as the law around “self-generated sexually explicit images” of children.

This course would be of benefit to social workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, advocacy workers, solicitors, staff at the MSPs and MPs offices and anyone working with children and receiving queries about children.

Venue: Thorntons LLP, 3rd Floor, Citypoint, 65 Haymarket, EH12 5HD

 

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.

This course would be of benefit to social workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, advocacy workers, solicitors, staff at the MSPs and MPs offices and anyone working with children, receiving queries from adults with child protection element.

13:00-16.30

2.5 hrs CPD

 

MASTERCLASSES PROGRAMME

An opportunity to hear from experts in the field on current legal matters
All venues will be in central Edinburgh

Course Time

 

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 nationals and children in the UK have as Brexit approaches? And what rights in the aftermath that results?   This looks at the position of EU nationals and their families resident in the UK and what may result in cross jurisdictions issues in family law.

Venue: Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL

13:00-16:30

2.5 hrs CPD

27th Feb 2019

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.

tbc

27th Mar 2019

Adults with Incapacity

tbc

 

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