Children Law Accreditation 2021-2022

An up-to-date Children Law Accreditation course for 2021-2022 to meet the 18-hour requirement for joining the Children Law Panel.

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Course Overview

Datalaw is the only training provider to offer the Children Law Accreditation online - Complete all 18 hours in your own time. 

Obtaining the Children Law Accreditation (formerly the Children Panel Qualification (CPQ)) and joining the children’s panel can provide a huge boost to your career; symbolising that you can handle all types of child related legal services, the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation denotes that you a specialist in your field of practice.

Becoming a children’s panel solicitor will increase your employability and ultimately generate more work and increased revenue for your firm, however undertaking the 18 hours of training required to make your application can be a daunting prospect for any children or family law solicitor to fit into an already hectic schedule.

Datalaw have the solution

Datalaw have teamed up with experienced local authority and family solicitor Safda Mahmood and children’s guardian Nenna Hira to revolutionise the way in which solicitors complete the training required to obtain the Children Law Accreditation and apply for children’s panel membership. Rather than attend a 3-day conference, practitioners can now complete the 18-hours of training from the comfort of their own home or office. Accessible via the Datalaw site and App this training can be completed at the viewer’s own pace and at a time convenient to them.

This mandatory 18-hour course will greatly increase the delegates knowledge of private and public children law, as well as injunctions and adoption law. 

The course is designed to enhance the legal knowledge, as well as to ensure that the delegates are familiar with the requirements for Law Society membership. 

It will also provide essential guidance for good practice. 

There is a lot of practical guidance and taught by experienced family and children solicitor and experienced children’s guardian. 

There will be group work and case studies.

Datalaw’s Children Law Accreditation will cover the following topics:

·         Private Children law

·         Procedure

·         Enforcement

·         Emergency Steps

·         Interim Removal 

·         Contact and Assessments 

·         Threshold and use of experts

·         Human Rights Issues

·         Children

·         Separate Representation

·         Care Planning Regulations

·         Public Law Protocol

·         Transfer and ECHR 

·         Processes for Fostering and Secure Accommodation Orders

·         Evidence

·         Procedure 

·         Advocacy in Public Child Care

·         Advocacy and Preparation 

·         Placement Orders

·         Adoption

·         Placement Orders and Attachment

·         Secure Accommodation

·         Complaints procedures and Criminal Injuries Compensation 

·         Role of an involving the Guardian

Children's Guardian: Nenna Hira was a social worker with a local authority before joining the guardian service. Nenna practises as a guardian in the Midlands and has prepared numerous reports, and regularly gives evidence in children proceedings.   

For further information on the Children Law Accreditation Scheme and how to become a Law Society children’s panel member, please visit the relevant section of the Law Society website

What are the requirements?

  • • Watch the recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation.
  • • Once you have viewed the webinars and supporting documentation in full, please notify the Datalaw office on 0151 236 2024.
  • • A certificate of completion will be issued once we have confirmed that the course has been completed in its entirety.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be able to obtain the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation
  • • Have the knowledge necessary to apply to join the Children’s Panel

What is the target audience?

  • Children and family law solicitors who wish to join Children Law Panel.


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum


  • CLA Booklet 1
    147 Page
  • CLA Booklet 2
    143 Page
  • CLA Booklet 3
    98 Page
  • CLA Welsh Regulations
    37 Page
  • CPQ Booklet 1
    52 Page
  • CPQ Booklet 2
    52 Page

Part 1

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    56 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    34 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    33 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    22 Page

Part 5

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    33 Page

Part 6

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    28 Page

Part 7

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    25 Page

Part 8

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    32 Page

Part 9

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    38 Page

Part 10

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    35 Page

Part 11

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    25 Page

Part 12

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    27 Page

Part 13

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    26 Page

Part 14

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    39 Page

Part 15

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    51 Page

Part 16

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    66 Page

Part 17

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    36 Page

Part 18.1

  • Webinar