LEGAL LEARNING SESSION: Cross-border social work post-Brexit

10/13/2021 15:30 - 16:30

The law governing care proceedings children with overseas connections can be complex, particularly in the light of changes since Brexit. Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) estimates that there are around 18,000 looked-after children in England and Wales who may have family members around the world that should be explored as options for their long term care. In this session, one of CFAB’s inter-country social workers and its senior legal advisor will help you ensure you are up-to-date with the law and good practice and share case examples, with a particular focus on: 

  • Practical issues and challenges when considering family members overseas as potential kinship carers.
  • The post placement support are children living with kinship carers overseas are entitled to.
  • The role of a child’s nationality and immigration status in care proceedings.
SPECIAL 2-WEEK OPENING OFFER: To welcome back everyone to our event in person this year, and as a thank you for all the support we received at our virtual event last year, we are offering a special price of only £19 +VAT for each legal session.

This offer will end on 29 June 2021, after which the price will go up to our early bird discount rate of £24 +VAT, which runs until 31 August 2021.

From 1 September 2021, our standard rate, £29 +VAT, will apply for pre-event bookings. If tickets are available at the event, these will be charged at the on-site rate of £35 +VAT.

Maria Wright, senior legal adviser, Children and Families Across Borders

Nadine Wesslowski, inter-country social worker, Children and Families Across Borders