Cover available for Social Work case conferences, child in care reviews, adoption matching panels

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

We have updated the 2011 Act Children’s Legal Assistance Handbook to clarify the position about the cover that can be made available to assist with Social Work Case Conferences, Child in Care Reviews, adoption matching panels and other such meetings.

As there is no ABWOR cover for these meetings, we are not able to consider an increase in authorised expenditure to let you represent your client at such meetings.

However, you can ask for an increase in the level of expenditure to allow you to advise your client before and after such a meeting has taken place and to go over any associated paper work with them.

The guidance is available in the Children's handbook.

For more information please contact:

Liz Cuschieri, Senior Solicitor, Children’s Legal Assistance, 0131 240 2179

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