Private Law and Domestic Abuse Workshop

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Training Event

Private Law proceedings are a common feature of a social work case load, although common, they are also some of the most challenging work social workers undertake.

We try to keep focussed on the child however this can be difficult in the context of complex family dynamics particularly when domestic abuse is a concern.

There is a growing acknowledgement that training has been limited or non existent in this area and this will be the first of a series of workshops aimed to address this.


Start Date
Thursday 27 September 2018
End Date
Thursday 27 September 2018
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of Private Law proceedings

  • examine tools to support you to complete section 7 reports – including the domestic abuse pathway devised by CAFCASS and In-house support

  • demonstrate increased confidence in completing section 7 reports – Child Impact Analysis.

Additional information

This workshop is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand more about private law proceedings, child arrangement orders, how to undertake a robust assessment, get a better understanding about domestic abuse and ensure that the focus is on the child.

The session will be delivered by

  • Eleanor Battie (Barrister and mediator)
  • Cafcass
  • Chrissy Bulling
Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Learning Disability Services / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Eleanor Battie / Christine Bulling / . CAFCASS
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
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