LEGAL CONFERENCE - The Child in Permanence - contact and relationships

Date:  Friday 19 June, 2020

Venue:  Double Tree by Hilton, Dundee

Please note, bookings made before 31 March 2020, will receive an early bird discount of 10%

With decision making about continuing contact remaining one of the most complex and contested areas of practice, the focus for this year's conference will be on the child's relationship with their birth family
during and after the Permanence process. The conference will bring together an outstanding group of speakers to highlight what research and practice tells us works best for the child and what the legal considerations are, in order to inform and guide practitioners involved in making and applying the
decisions in this highly emotive area of permanence and adoption.  Speakers on the day will include:

Sheriff Aisha Anwar, Sheriff, Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriff Court - will provide a view from the bench

Professor Elsbeth Neil, UEA - foremost academic in this field who will discuss her longitudinal study, Contact after Adoption

Dr Katherine Edward, Clinical Psychologist - will return due to popular demand to share her thoughts from the child and family's perspective.

Jackie McRae, Practice & Partnership Lead, Children’s Hearings Scotland who will look at considerations in decision-making in children’s hearings

The day will again be chaired by Lynda J Brabender QC, who specialises in family and child law and public law as it relates to children.  For more information and to download a booking form, please click here

AFA Scotland is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - SC046417