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The Hague Convention & Transnational Abandonment – 15.01.2020

January 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Road, Morden, England, SM4 6PX

An abrupt separation of a ‘good’ caregiver and child during the child’s formative years can have lifelong implications for the child. The emotional fallout is accentuated when a narrative that is untrue and conveyed by the person that caused the separation in the first place accompanies it. What legal tools can assist and how does this translate into practice?

This session is an opportunity to explore the legal and practice issues arising from cross-jurisdictional family law disputes. Two lawyers and one social work practitioner explore the Hague Convention, an international convention with 93 signatories, before moving on to introduce a socio legal area of research examining Transnational Abandonment.

The workshop also explores what social workers need to know when encountering families where there is either a risk of abduction or there has already been an abduction. It will also cover how the voice of the child is heard and represented in proceedings

Facilitated by Jacqueline Harry, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Kingston University and two family lawyers.

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