Webinars by Practice Area
Secure Accommodation and Deprivation Cases Involving Children: Essential Knowledge and Update
Recorded on: 01/12/2020
Dealing with both secure accommodation and deprivation cases has become more commonplace in public law proceedings. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of confusion amongst practitioners as to how these work in practice. Do you know how to handle these?
The issue is compounded by a limited availability of units, and hence, the need to consider varied type of approaches to secure a child’s welfare.
This session will assist in understanding these orders, the ways and approach to running such cases, whether you are acting for the applicant or the respondent. The position in both England and Wales will be considered.
The webinar will cover the following matters in particular:
- Application for secure accommodation orders in children cases
- Consideration of the secure accommodation regulations
- Use of wardship
- When is a restriction a deprivation of liberty?
- Issue as to consent of the child and the criteria for secure accommodation
- Lack of secure accommodation units and the steps/actions that can be taken
- Essential criteria and use of interim orders
- Representation of the child and secure criteria reviews
- Judicial review and role of the children’s guardian in secure and deprivation cases