The Bar Council Family Law Committee, and Voice of the Children (“VOC”) are co-organising a talk entitled “Child Protection in the Family Court in England: An Overview of the Law and Practice of Protecting Vulnerable or Abused Children”.
The recent and troubling incidents of children being exploited and/or abused call into question the adequacy of the laws and systems in place to protect vulnerable children, and the push for reform is growing.
The child protection system in England has had its share of failures and scandals. In this talk, the speaker will give an insight into how the law and practice of child protection operate in the Family Court of England.
This talk aims to provide:
- an overview of the main child protection provisions of the Children Act 1989 (United Kingdom);
- insight into how the child protection agencies in England carry out their duty to protect vulnerable children; and
- an understanding of the potential pitfalls, and lessons that can be learned from the operation of the child protection system in that jurisdiction.
Andrew Leong is a barrister specialising in the field of children law, with particular emphasis on cases brought by public authorities for the protection of children. He has practised in this area for almost two decades and is frequently instructed in cases dealing with the most severe forms of physical and sexual abuse, complex medical and other expert evidence.
Andrew is a member of Harcourt Chambers, a top-ranked, leading family law set, recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession.
Andrew is also appointed to sit as a Recorder (Judge) in the Family Court, hearing and deciding cases involving children, both in the public law (child protection) and private law (parental disputes) jurisdiction.
Terms and Conditions
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