2021 Legal Conference

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?  The impact of planning and decision making after the Order is made and when children are no longer looked after

Adoption, Permanence and Kinship Care Orders are just the beginning for children and families moving towards the hope of a settled life. We know that ongoing support and advice from professionals is vital in sustaining these relationships.  To promote effectiveness of decisions and planning for children and families we will look at what happens next on the child’s journey in permanence under kinship care or permanence orders or adoption and thereafter, moving into adulthood.

This year’s legal conference will focus on the impact of the decisions made on the child and family where the child moves into permanence or ceases to be a looked after child. This will support practitioners in future proofing plans in light of the experience and knowledge that our Speakers will share.  We are delighted to announce the Janys Scott, QC will Chair the event with the following speakers:

  • Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle, Sheriff Principal for Grampian, Highlands and Islands
  • Claire Anne McFadden, Partner, JK Cameron Solicitors
  • Dr Ariane Critchley, Researcher & Lecturer, Stirling University
  • Pamela Graham, Head of Learning & Development (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf)
  • Lara Wierzoch, Birthlink

If you are interested in attending future conferences please visit our events page to view upcoming dates.