South West Regional Support Group Meeting and Legal Update Seminar
Facilitator: Julia Thomas (Director of Legal Services)
Who For: CROA Members
A mixture of presentation, case studies, group work and question and answer sessions to coer:
A review of the legal duties of local authorities to accommodate young people under s20 Children Act 1989 and the interaction of that duty with other duties e.g. in housing and education. To include a discussion on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in R v Southwark, and the new statutory guidance.
An analysis of the leaving care duties of local authorities following the issue of the new statutory guidance on transition.
An overview of the current and proposed appeal rights of young people in the education context (exclusion, SEN and admissions).
An overview of Pathway Planning and Local Authority responsibilities.
Bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided
Seminar from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
The Regional Support Group to meet up after the Seminar for anetworking lunch and meeting til 4.00 PM
Directions: Walking to Bristol office from Temple Meads station.doc
For further information please contact Jane Menday