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Kent Child Care Conference 12th October


A quick plug for Kent’s Child Care Conference – they’ve been running one of the best Community Care Conferences around for a number of years now, and they are doing one on Children Act this year.  It is open to lawyers, social workers and Guardians.  It has a really great line up – Isabelle Trowler, Tina Cook QC, Lorna Meyer QC,  Mrs Justice Theis and the excellent and inspiring Lucy Reed from Pink Tape.  The Riaz and beyond talk is particularly tempting, given just how much of a profile CSE now has and just how hard a problem it can be to solve.  And the “No Recourse to public funds” session in the afternoon is becoming even more important with the likely shift in Government policy about Syria and the numbers of people who will be coming into the UK.

I think that you can email  about tickets if you are interested.  {Don’t email me, I have no tickets!}


Child Care Conference


Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone

Monday 12th October 2015

5.25 hours CPD


09:15 – 09:45 Registration
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome from Ben Watts, Head of Law – Litigation and Social Welfare
10:00 – 10:45 Transparency – Clear as Mud?

Lucy Reed, St John’s Chambers and author of Pink Tape Family Law blog

10:45 – 11:30 Riaz and Beyond

Lorna Meyer QC and Stefano Nuvoloni, No5 Chambers

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30 The Future of Children’s Social Work

Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker

12:30 – 13:00 A View from the Bench

HHJ Scarratt


13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Break Out Sessions
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:45 The Dark Corners of Non-Accidental Injury

Tina Cook QC, 42 Bedford Row


15:45 – 16:30 International Issues in Care Proceedings

Mrs Justice Theis


16:30 – 16:45 Questions and Close



Child Care Conference

12th October 2015


Break Out Sessions



  • Special Guardianship and Adoption post BS


Discussions led by Donna Frost, Solicitor, considering the impact since Re BS.



  • Assessments in International Cases


Discussions led by Catherine Bowcock, Senior Solicitor, considering this tricky area of law.



  • Threshold in Public Law Cases


Discussions led by Sally Barter, Senior Solicitor



  • No Recourse to Public Funds


Discussions led by Erica Ffrench, Solicitor, covering key issues and problems in this difficult area.



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3 responses

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  2. ashamedtobebritish

    I would go, but sitting and listening to their crap would just make me angry!

    KCC have years of the ico continuously watching them because they are dodgy as F***! They lie and twist and adoption is their first port of call, the way they treat children and parents is worse than a disgrace … and yes I have evidence of their dodgy dealings, so no one can sue you or me, I speak the truth, shame they can’t do the same

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