Child Law CPD - Overview
Child Law must start with a definition of a child as this is an important consideration for practising lawyers and governs many other related questions such as; what law defines the age of a child in the UK?
Other related questions of relevance to lawyers practising in the area of Child Law ask the definition of a child in terms of:
• child protection
• the age of consent in the UK
• the age of criminal responsibility, and
• the age where parental consent is no longer necessary
Lawyers CPD hours in the area of Child Law can be gained by undertaking a number of specialist Child Law CPD courses in a variety of formats. Below are a few examples of the types of courses available from reputable training providers in the UK. To choose your preferred provider use the simple CPD course provider access feature linked to at the end of this page.
Child Law CPD Course information
Court of Protection Case-law Update – e-training
This audio CPD course provides lawyers with an in depth examination of court of protection case-law developments and an in depth view of the deprivation of liberty safeguards, as well as the decision making processes in this delicate and complex area of law.
The seminar content examines how resources are allocated in court of protection cases and specific case law developments in the areas of deprivation of liberty, assessment of deprivation and the test for capacity with regards to sexual relations and contraception.
It also refers to the deprivation of liberty for specific purposes including authorisation and criteria as well as where the deprivation of liberty and the Children Act 1989 overlap.
CPD hours = 1
International Child Abduction – e-training
This course is a two-part audio presentation offering a total of two Child Law CPD hours and looking various areas of:
• child abduction and the law especially which rights qualify as rights of custody
• what is wrongful removal and retention, and
• who actually has custody over a child
It also looks at the burden and standard of proof and a number of civil statutory provisions governing how international child abduction is dealt with.
The audio presentation also looks at best practice when trying to correct a wrongful retention, especially with regards to timing and the Hague Convention provisions governing defences.
Lawtraining.co.uk Can Help
Finding the most relevant Child Law CPD courses to help you reach the required CPD hours as well as developing your skill set and knowledge in your area of practise should be carefully planned to maximise career development. The options available for lawyers to take CPD courses online through webinars can increase profitability substantially by limiting the number of billable hours taken up with classroom based training.
There is also advocacy training needs that demands face-to-face tuition and Lawtraining.co.uk can help you choose the best CPD course provider who offers the right balance of online and offline courses so that you not only satisfy SRA training requirements, but also optimise the benefits of your CPD training.