Legal Learning Session: Relaunch of the public law outline and using pre-proceedings effectively

10/11/2023 11:30 - 12:30

The Public Law Working Group (PLWG) was established to address concerns about the impact of the increase in care proceedings on families involved, as well as increasing workload pressures on social workers, lawyers and judges. Its recommendations include best practice guidance and proposed legal changes to shift the emphasis away from court orders. This legal learning workshop will outline the key aspects of the Public Law Outline (PLO) pre-proceedings steps and timescales in light of the PLWG recommendations and relaunch of the PLO earlier this year.

Attend this session to understand:

  • When to enter the PLO pre-proceedings process
  • How the PLO pre-proceedings steps can result in changes without the need to go to court
  • How the PLO pre-proceedings steps can support care proceedings applications and meeting statutory timescales

There is a fee to attend legal learning sessions at Community Care Live.

Bruce Tregoning, experienced family lawyer and Talking Life trainer