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What is a pre-hearing conference? Let us revise Section 69 of the Children's Act 38/2005



Pre = previous to; before
Hearing = an opportunity to state one's case
Conference = a formal meeting of people with a shared interest, typically one that takes place over several days

[As a child protection social worker, it is important for you to know that the Children’s Act 38/2005 allows the children’s court to order a pre-hearing conference in a case where a matter is disputed. Sub-section 2 of this section is quite important to remember though, especially if other role players forget about this sub-section!]

So what?

Take aways

1 Carefully study this section in your own time, we only summarise what this section stipulates. There are other regulations and forms to consult when reading this section.


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