Family Court: A Survival Guide for Professionals
Any court process is complicated. Family Court has specific rules and regulations designed to ensure the multi agency process integrates and ‘dovetails’ timelines, legal boundaries, departmental processes and safeguarding responsibilities for all affected parties. Keeping your focus on supporting pupils and/or parents in these circumstances, while ensuring you adhere to the rules can be daunting.
Court Process for children, parent(s) and school can seem complicated and time-consuming. This course offers the opportunity to see how it all fits together and what responsibilities and lines of communication the school has at its disposal to help them through the process.
Suitable for: All school staff who may be involved in the family courts, supporting children and families through the court process.
Full Programme Details:
The Child Protection Jigsaw - putting it all together
The Law, Process, Circumstances
Strategy Discussions / ICPC / PLO / Proceedings
The role of different professionals
The Family Courts and Care Proceedings
Family Courts and Jurisdiction
Public and Private Proceedings – Understanding the difference
Timeline of Proceedings
Attending Court as a Witness
What to expect
Being a Credible Witness
Preparation (Notes, Evidence)
Knowing your case
What the court are asking of you as a witness
Professional role and boundaries in the court arena
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