This one-day Court Skills Training Course will provide a detailed insight into Care Proceedings and Fact-Finding Hearings, including an overview of the Children Act 1989, and the role of the Local Authority and the NHS in Child Protection cases. 

There will be a focus on the key legal principles including the Court process, and the statement writing exercise will strengthen good practice for writing professional evidence.

The course will conclude with a mock trial which will allow you to apply the knowledge and techniques you have learnt, giving you the skills and confidence you need to give evidence in Court. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of the Children Act 1989 and your duty to safeguard children.
  • Understand the key legal aspects including the Local Authority‚Äôs statutory obligations and your contribution to Child Protection from an NHS perspective.
  • Discover the key principles concerning Care Proceedings, including Legal Threshold and significant harm.
  • Practical insights into the Court process and understanding your role as a professional witness.
  • Take part in a statement writing exercise to acquire techniques for excellent written evidence.
  • Experience a Mock Trial with reputable Family Law barristers, including participation in cross-examination.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and techniques for delivering high-quality evidence in Court Proceedings.

Location: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

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British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1199712 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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