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Legal Masterclass on Special Guardianship Orders in Court

There is a need for special guardianship assessments to be robust, evidence based and analytical.

This training is both highly relevant and necessary to all social care professionals involved in children proceedings.

The training offers an overview of the legal framework, the impact of research, recent developments in relation to timescales, practice and the court’s expectations. It will also cover an update on recent case law including the essential guidance set out by the Court of Appeal’s in Re P-S (Children) [2018].

The training will cover:

  • Legal framework underpinning the Special Guardianship Order (SGO) including changes introduced under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Special Guardianship (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • Impact of recent research and case law update including leading case of Re P-S (Children) [2018] and the scope of time limited Care Orders
  •         Should SGO placements be tested
  • What makes a robust SGO assessment, with clear realistic recommendation to the court, and compliance with Re S
  • Are SGO realistic orders for all children in care
  • How to deal with the challenges and barriers of carrying out SGO assessments within the 26 week time limit in
  • The consequences in court proceedings of delays in carrying out assessments and relatives being presented late in the court process. Impact of Re L and others (Children: Care Proceedings)
  • The role of Supervision Orders in SGO placements
  •         Support plan, what does it include and who is responsible
  • How to present the SGO assessment and support plan in court as an impressive witness

Who should attend?

Social care professionals, SGO or connected persons assessors, ISWs, Children Guardians, and managers.

Booking details:  

Birmingham Date: 02 July 2019                 Time 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue details:

Comfort Inn, Station St, Birmingham B5 4DY
Located right next to Birmingham New Street station

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London Date: 05 July 2019                         Time 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue details: 

Elgood House, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Tel: 0203 959 1444

A short walk from Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street underground stations.

Cost per person: £135.00 plus VAT, includes training booklets.

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