Help children’s DFV views be presented

Children’s experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV) and how their voices can be heard will be the focus of a free CPD/CLE webinar on Friday.

The Legal Aid Queensland session, Domestic and Family Violence: A journey through the jurisdictions, will analyse how children’s views may be presented and considered in the Magistrates Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Childrens Court.

It has been designed for legal professionals, social workers and support workers, and will also discuss DFV as a harm type and demonstrate how to map behaviours for risk assessments.

The speakers will be:
• Amanda Ovens, lawyer, Violence Prevention and Women’s Advocacy team, Legal
Aid Queensland;
• Sonya Sas, lawyer, Family Law team, Legal Aid Queensland;
• Rebecca Shearman, DFV practice leader, Office of the Chief Practitioner, Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services; and
• Adele Tennant, practice leader, Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor,
Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.

The webinar will be held from 2pm to 4pm and is worth two CPD points. Register here.

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