Wardship and inherent jurisdiction in children cases – key principles and 2022 update

Recorded on: 25/02/2022

When running children and family cases, you will sometimes face the need to give consideration to applications through wardship and/or the inherent jurisdiction. What are these? How do they differ from care cases and specific issue applications? These applications can provide an effective remedy in situations where case law or statute is limited and you are without a remedy.

This webinar will examine various type of situations, both in private and public children law, where wardship and/or the inherent jurisdiction should and has been considered and used appropriately.

There will be a consideration of the key legal principles and how these apply in such cases.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Use of wardship and inherent jurisdiction: what is it and how does it work?
  • When should you consider wardship rather than a specific issue application?
  • Forms, process and procedure
  • 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?  Developing case law. How does this fit in with s.33(3) Children Act 1989?
  • 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
  • Secure accommodation, wardship and deprivation of liberty (DOL)
  • Inherent jurisdiction and matters related to nationality
  • Return to the jurisdiction and inherent jurisdiction




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