The Children's Act Deep Dive

Tue Apr 23, 17:30 - Wed Apr 24, 20:00

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Unlock the Nuances of the Children's Act with Mervyn Vermeulen: A Comprehensive Training Journey

Delve deep into the complexities of the Children's Act with Mervyn Vermeulen in an enlightening two-part training series scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of April, 2024. This intensive exploration, accredited by SAAM/NABFAM for 5 CPD points, is designed to enrich professionals with a sound understanding of the Act's foundational principles, litigation processes, and practical applications in safeguarding children's rights.

23 & 24 April 2024

17:30 - 20:00

Session Overview:

Part 1 – General Principles (Day 1)

This session embarks on a journey through the core of the Children's Act, focusing on Parental Responsibilities and Rights, including contact, care, guardianship, and maintenance. Participants will gain insight into judicial interpretations and a concise overview of litigation forums such as the High Court, Children’s Court, Maintenance Court, Domestic Violence Court, and Divorce Courts. The session will further dissect the Best Interests of the Child Standard, delve into the acquisition and termination of parental responsibilities and rights, and explore the dynamics of co-parenting within legal parameters.

Part 2 – Children’s Litigation Overview (Day 2)

Day two unfolds with an in-depth look at the Children’s Court, Divorce Courts, Domestic Violence Courts, and Maintenance Court, highlighting their powers, processes, and the critical role they play in children's matters.

Part 3 – Frequently Encountered Issues (Day 2)

The training culminates with an examination of pressing issues such as guardianship, international relocation, rights of unmarried fathers, suspension/termination of parental responsibilities and rights, and major decisions regarding minor children, all underpinned by judicial interpretation and practical case studies.

Why Attend?

  • Expert Guidance: Led by Mervyn Vermeulen, a dual-qualified attorney and solicitor (South Africa and Scotland), an expert in family law.
  • Practical Insights: Navigate through the intricacies of the Children's Act with real-world applications and judicial interpretations.
  • Professional Development: Earn 5 CPD points with SAAM/NABFAM accreditation, enhancing your professional expertise and credentials.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in comprehensive discussions on critical aspects of children's litigation and parental responsibilities.

Whether you're a legal practitioner, social worker, or professional working with children, this training offers invaluable insights into the legal landscape of children's rights in South Africa. Join us for this transformative learning experience and empower yourself with the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of children and families you serve.