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Competence of Children in Family Proceedings

The question of a child’s competence can arise in family proceedings in a wide variety of cases. This podcast aims to provide information and guidance for practitioners advising in family law proceedings involving children where the issue of the child’s competence falls for consideration. (Suggested CPD: provided at least 8 of the 10 accompanying questions are answered correctly: 2 HOURS)

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister, Garden Court Chambers

This talk covers:

• Gillick competence
• Examples
• Does a Gillick competent child's consent to secure accommodation vitiate the court's ability to make declarations?
• Competence and medical issues
• The Court's approach
• The Tandem model of representation
• How do the wishes and feeling of children factor into the equation?
• Practice Direction 12B FPR 2010
• The Cafcass Child Impact Assessment Framework ('CIAF')
• GDPR needs in outline

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