Children and Families Act 2014 Key Principles for Family Practitioners

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Course Overview

The Children and Families Act 2014 was implements on 22nd April 2014 with the intention to bring about legislative reform in key areas such as adoption, education for children and young people with special needs and an emphasis on ensuring that the law provides greater protection to vulnerable children.

During this webinar, practitioner and experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood will provide viewers with an overview of the key features of this Act. This webinar will also examine the ways in which the Act will assist parents balance work and family life through measures including the introduction of the right to request flexible working, time off work for ante-natal care and statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 2 CPD points
  • Watch 2 hour recorded webinar

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the following: Family Justice Review and Developments Key changes to Private Children Law Key changes to Public Children Law Expert Evidence and Court Timescales Key changes to Adoption Law Key changes to Divorce and Dissolution Use of Expert Evidence Changes to Court Timescales Impact on Financial Order Cases

What is the target audience?

  • This course is essential viewing for children and family law practitioners of all levels including paralegals, legal executives and trainee solicitors



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

  • Part 1
  • Part 2


  • Slides Part 1
    71 Page
  • Slides Part 2
    72 Page