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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

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

7th Mar 2019

Children’s Views in Civil Court Proceedings and Children's Hearings

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

 

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.

13:00-16:00

27th Mar 2019

Adults with Incapacity 

This is an excellent opportunity for social workers, mental health officers, solicitors, advocacy workers and anyone involved this area to hear from our expert speakers and ask them questions as related to the current legal regime, to discuss best practice and future development of the adults with incapacity legislation.

10:00-13:00

 

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