Community care issues for children in the criminal justice system

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2012

Time: 18:30 to 20:00

Venue: 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Isabella Forshall QC

CPD: 1.5 Points

Fee: Free


All children involved in the criminal justice system are likely to be vulnerable, with complex needs. 

This seminar will examine the community care entitlements of children at the bail, sentencing and release stages. Paul Bowen and Caoilfhionn Gallagher will explain the legal framework, recent case law, and practical and tactical issues arising. They will also outline the different roles of the Youth Justice Board, Youth Offending Teams, local authority Children's Services departments and Local Safeguarding Children Boards. This seminar is essential for practitioners who work with children in the criminal justice system, including judges and magistrates, lawyers, and Youth Offending Team workers. It will equip criminal defence lawyers with an understanding of their clients' community care needs and entitlements.


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