Pushing the Limit, Navigating the Legal Framework around Children and Young People

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Friday 9th February 2018

BASW , 37 Wellesley House, Birmingham, B2 5PP

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Pushing the Limit, Navigating the Legal Framework around Children and Young people

Understanding the implications of Court Judgements around the Deprivation of Liberty for the care and support of young people

This interactive lecture aims to support Social Workers and other Health and Social Care practitioners from adults, children's and mental health backgrounds to understand the implications for practice of case law around the Deprivation of Liberty and those young people under 18year olds.

This event is of particular interest to children’s social workers including independent reviewing officers, those from disabled children’s teams and AMHPs, CAMHS social workers (both in Tier 4 and Tier 3) as well as psychiatrists and other practitioners working in child and adolescent mental health services.

Starting with a human rights perspective, Barcham aims to challenge professionals to think about the decisions that they make in relation to the care of under 18 year olds, and consider the limits of the their own and others authority. Pragmatic and personable, she uses case law and practice examples to bring the session alive and help professionals make sense of these complex issues.


Claire Barcham is an experienced social worker, AMHP and trainer. She continues to work part time as an AMHP and manages a generic out of hours social work team in central London. Claire is well known as one of the founders of the AMHP Leads Network, the author of the successful 'Pocket Book Guide to Mental Health Act Assessments' (now in its second edition), and was the Professional Lead for the TCSW and its development of the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework.

Having maintained an interest in child protection during her time as a specialist social worker in Mental Health, Claire returned to frontline emergency child protection work in 2012 in her EDT role. This led her to focus on the interface between different legal frameworks, and an interest in helping others understand how to work more effectively across different specialisms.


Course cost*: 

BASW members: £ 40 

Non-members:     £100


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Date : 9th February 2018

Time : 1.00pm-4.00pm

Email : events@basw.co.uk

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