The Public Law Outline was relaunched last year with the aim of cutting delays in the length of care proceedings to meet the statutory 26-week target, including by reducing the number and scope of hearings.
A core part of the relaunch was ensuring that the pre-proceedings phase was used as effectively as possible in giving families the opportunity to stay together, underpinned by best practice guidance.
To help social workers navigate their way through these changes, Community Care Inform Children is holding a webinar on the topic delivered by experienced family lawyer Bruce Tregoning.
It will take place on 24 April 2014, from 12noon-1pm.
During the session, which is free for Inform Children subscribers, Bruce will help you to understand:
- Your priorities and responsibilities at each stage of the PLO, setting out the court’s expectations of social workers.
- How to use assessments effectively to investigate concerns, formulate plans and encourage change within the family, and how these can support court evidence if necessary.
Inform Children subscribers can secure their place by entering a promo code onto the online booking form.
This should have been emailed to you but, if you have not received it, please email email@example.com for the code.