Find your inner legal eagle at Community Care Live 2015

Community Care Live 15’s legal clinics are set to help social workers get to grips with the latest developments in legislation

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Keeping up with the constant stream of legislative change can be daunting but Community Care Live 2015 is set to help guide social workers through the blizzard of legalese with a series of legal clinics.

The Birmingham event, which is free for registered social workers, includes three sessions where legal experts will offer advice on the complexities of the law and how to ensure your work complies with it.

The first clinic will see Nigel Priestley of Ridley and Hall Legal take people through the legalities behind Special Guardianship Orders.

It is followed by a masterclass on working to the 26-week timeframe for care proceedings, which will be led by Islington Council’s chief lawyer Uma Mehta and Julie Penny, the strategic manager for safeguarding and quality assurance at Northamptonshire.

Finally, Jessica Flannigan of Clarke Willmott will offer advice on how to make effective applications to the Court of Protection under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

All three of the legal clinics take place on 13 May, the second day of the two-day event, which features more than 40 sessions offering insights into the best practice within social work.

Community Care Live 15 takes place at the ICC in Birmingham on 12-13 May. You can find out more about the event and access the full programme here.

As well as being free for registered social workers, Community Care Live 15 is also free to local authority commissioners, police officers, local authority workforce leads and other related professionals. See the Community Care Live 15 website for details.

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