Expert Witness in Child Protection: developing excellence (2 days)

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Paediatric expert witnesses play a fundamental role in child protection cases. The judicial system relies on opinion evidence to reach decisions affecting children’s lives and this can be in criminal, civil or family proceedings. The intercollegiate safeguarding competences require experts to demonstrate certain criteria. Solicitors must adhere to Part 6 of the Experts Code of Guidance when instructing experts and ensure the expert has 'training appropriate to the value, complexity and importance of the case'.

The intercollegiate safeguarding competences require experts to demonstrate certain criteria. Solicitors must adhere to Part 6 of the Experts Code of Guidance when instructing experts and ensure the expert has experience, expertise and 'training appropriate to the value, complexity and importance of the case'.

To support you in this essential role, RCPCH and Bond Solon have developed a two day training course for those working in a paediatric setting who are either already acting in an expert capacity or wish to do so in the future.

Bond Solon is a leading legal training and information company based in the UK.

Over the last 20 years, they’ve designed and delivered a range of award winning training courses and qualifications targeted specifically at non-lawyers who are involved in the legal system in the UK and worldwide. Francesca Burfield of Bond Solon will present collaboratively with Dr Jamie Carter, the Assistant Child Protection Officer, RCPCH. Together they will provide training from both a legal and paediatric focus and background.

You will have the opportunity to develop and improve one of your own reports, discuss case studies with colleagues and trainers, and take part in interactive workshops, giving you valuable practical skills and tools.