9am – 6pm, Friday 27th September 2019
Arundel House, 6 Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG
Keynote Speakers:
Sir James Munby (Former President of the Family Division of the High Court)
Louise Hughes (Care leaver and ambassador for A National Voice)
Sessions will include the following panels, and additional speakers will be listed here as they are confirmed:
The Journey of a Homeless Child
Children trafficked to the UK (Catherine Meredith, Doughty Street Chambers)
Supporting homeless refugees (Speaker to be announced soon)
Navigating housing, social services, and financial aid: Who to sue? (Zia Nabi, Doughty Street Chambers)
Child Poverty and Homelessness
This session will explore how poverty impacts on ensuring service providers discharge their duties, as well as looking at practical ways of gathering evidence on the impact of poverty for bringing cases to court.
Gathering an evidence base to hold statutory bodies to account (Jo Underwood, Shelter)
A review of cases involving issues of benefits, subsistence payments and caps on benefits (Ben Chataway, Doughty Street Chambers)
Poverty and Part VII/Homelessness, Samuels, and Housing Conditions (Martin Westgate QC, Doughty Street Chambers)
Housing Homeless Children – Practical Answers to Five Key Questions
Using international law in domestic cases: How do, could and should the UK courts respond to arguments based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child? (Professor Aoife Nolan, University of Nottingham’s Professor of International Human Rights Law)
When can damages be recovered against a local authority for failing to perform its duty to a child in need?
How can we protect the educational welfare of children with special educational needs in temporary accommodation? (Sarah Steinhardt, Doughty Street Chambers)
When is separation of a child from its parents permissible where the parent is homeless and not eligible for homelessness assistance? (Jamie Burton, Doughty Street Chambers)
What are the obligations owed by a local authority to a child or young person in custody or being released from custody? (Daniel Clarke, Doughty Street Chambers)
Tickets:
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking this link. The price of your ticket includes lunch, and all tea & coffee breaks. You are also invited to stay for a drinks reception after the conference, as the guests of Doughty Street Chambers.
Private Practice Early Bird (until 19th August): £90 plus VAT plus Eventbrite booking fee (Total cost: £115.61)
Private Practice (from 20th August): £105 plus VAT plus Eventbrite booking fee (Total cost: £134.78)
Not for profit: £60 + VAT (Total cost: £77.27)
If you have any questions please contact events@doughtystreet.co.uk or call Cynthia Francis on 020 7404 1313.
Community care, Family and children, Housing