Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service: 20th Anniversary Conference

Getting the balance right: Proportionality, timeliness and decision making in child care proceedings.

Date: Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 9am-4pm

Venue: Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park, Dublin 3

Cost: €30

About the conference:

Timing is crucial – balancing the child’s developmental need for speedy resolution leading to permanence with parents’ need for time and support to effect positive change where possible.

The conference will be a learning event at which we hope to enhance our understanding of the legal framework on the one hand and on the other to engage with evidence from the practice and research about the impact of court decisions on the lives of children and their families.

Keynote speakers and topics:

Prof David Shemmings, Professor of Social Work, University of Kent:
“How misconceptions about attachment can impede or facilitate decision-making”

Dr Chris Beckett, Associate Tutor, University of East Anglia:
Speed and thoroughness in child protection court proceedings – findings from the Tri-borough pilot”

Constantine O’Leary, Judge of the District Court:
“Dilemmas for the bench”

For more information and to register please click here.


Croke Park, Dublin 3

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