Contact Issues in Public Children Law Cases

Contact Issues in Public Children Law Cases

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced children law practitioner and lecturer Safda Mahmood, this bite-size session will provide viewers with a practical overview of the law and procedure surrounding contact in public children law cases.

Consideration will be given to a practitioners’ duties in relation to contact, as well the circumstances in which contact may need to be stopped.

The following case law will be discussed:


o    Re M (Care Proceedings: Judicial Review) (2003) 2 FLR 171

o    Kirklees MBC v S (Contact to new born babies) [2006] 2FLR 333 

o    S. 44 (13) CA 1989

o    Section 34(1) CA 1989

o    Schedule 2 Paragraph 15(1) CA 1989

o    S.34(6) CA 1989

o    S.34 (4) CA 1989

o    Re C (Children) 2012 EWCA Civ 1766


o    Re T (1997) 1 All ER 65

o    S.91(17) CA 1989

o    Re P (A Child) 2016 EWCA Civ 1127

o    S.26 ACA 2002

o    S.51A(1) ACA 2002

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of contact related issues and will and feel more confident when advising clients regarding this aspect of public children law practice

What is the target audience?

  • Children law practitioners



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

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
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  • Evaluation
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