Use of Wardship and Inherent Jurisdiction in Children Cases

Recorded on: 13/05/2021

Increasingly, a children and family practitioner’s caseload will involve them considering wardship and use of inherent jurisdiction. Whilst these can provide an effective remedy in situations where case law or statute is not helpful, they do sometimes require urgent applications.

This webinar will examine the various situations in both private and public law where wardship and inherent jurisdiction should be considered, the key principles and how these apply in children law proceedings.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Use of wardship: How does it operate in children’s cases?
  • When should you consider wardship rather than a specific issue application?
  • What is the procedure and what kind of disputes between parents will involve this?
  • Which forms have to be completed and how to go about the process
  • Inherent jurisdiction and duty to consult parents: When is a parent not to be notified of proceedings?
  • Disputes over vaccinations and parental responsibility: What if there is a dispute over immunisations, including the Covid-19 vaccine?
  • Use of inherent jurisdiction in matters relating to injunctions and personal protection
  • Wardship and name of child
  • Child sexual exploitation cases and use of wardship – developments in this area
  • Relationship between inherent jurisdiction and accommodation
  • Consideration of secure accommodation, wardship and deprivation of liberty – developing case law
  • Inherent jurisdiction and matters related to nationality

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