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 2018-2019 Training and Masterclass Programme

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Date

SUMMER OPEN TRAINING COURSES

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

Open Training will be held in venues in Central Edinburgh

Course Time

new date tbc 2018

 

Permanence Orders: The Legal Process

Understanding the right to family life and the child’s right to be raised by his/her parents under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights and when this can be breached, who has parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child, different permanence options, the difference between permanence and adoption orders, the process of applying for a permanence order, when a permanence order may be varied and revoked, delays associated with children reaching permanent placement, recent case law affecting this area

 

 

 

 

13:00-16:30
2.5 hrs CPD

 

20th June 2018

Essential Law for Additional Support Needs

This session will cover when a child might have additional support needs, the process for requesting an ASN assessment, key issues for Additional Support for Learning in Scotland and the changes made by the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 including the extension of rights for 12 to 15 year old pupils

and the limits of these.

 

 

13:00-16:30
2.5 hrs CPD

 

Date

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

Further information to follow

Course Time

5th Sept 2018

Contact: Rights in Law

Understanding Parental Responsibilities and Rights (PRRs), obtaining PRRs, overriding principles related to making orders about children, the process of applying for contact orders, the rights of the child to express their view, 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, understanding difficulties associated with child relocation, of agreements or contact orders in relation to a child and enforcement of them as well as a review of the recent case law

10:00-16:00
5.5 hrs CPD

12th Sep 2018

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

3rd Oct 2018

Children’s Hearings Explained

The session will focus on the background of the 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

10:00-16:00
5.5 hrs CPD

10th Oct 2018

Meeting Obligations under the United Nations

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The session will examine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC): definition, signatories and content and why it is important to comply with the terms of the Convention and previous points on non-compliance. The session will also discuss the recommendations to UK in terms of compliance and what Scottish legislative changes are responding to the recommendations for compliance.

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

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

Hearing the Child in Children’s Hearings

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

9th Jan 2019

 

Capacity and Confidentiality: Young People and the Law

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

23rd Jan 2019

Children’s Views in Civil Court

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

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

Hearing the Child in Children’s Hearings 

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

Further information to follow

All venues will be in central Edinburgh

Course Time

(tbc)

Aug 2018

Criminal Records

 

1st Oct 2018

Parental Alienation

Dr Anne E Woodhouse, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and

Julian Aitken, Advocate at Mackinnon Advocates

The participants of this specialised masterclass will have an opportunity to hear from Dr Woodhouse, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Julian Aitken, Advocate at Mackinnon Advocates. Dr Woodhouse will speak about psychological assessment of parents and children in family law, introduction to key psychological concepts in family functioning, use and misuse of Parental Alienation Syndrome in family disputes followed by some case examples. Mr Aitken will provide Solicitor/Counsel perspective where parental alienation being claimed by one of the parties in court proceedings. This event will benefit solicitors, child psychologists, curators at litem and welfare reporters, advocacy workers for children and adults as well as party litigants in civil family court actions.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:00-16.30
2.5 hrs CPD

 

Oct 2018

Additional Support Needs

 

Jan 2019

Information Sharing

 

Feb 2019

Child Protection

 

Mar 2019

Adults with Incapacity

 

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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Things people have said about 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