Children's Rights Autumn Conference: Children and Detention

Wednesday 22 November 2023, 1:30pm - 6:30pm (Followed by drinks reception); 2:00pm - 6.30pm (Online)


The Garden Court Chambers Children's Rights Team is at the forefront of protecting and upholding children's rights domestically and internationally, from child victims of trafficking and criminal exploitation to children's rights in education and climate security.

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023
Time: 1:30pm - 6:30pm (Followed by drinks reception); 2:00pm - 6.30pm (Online)
Venue: Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Children's Rights , Youth Justice & Child Rights , Civil Liberties and Human Rights , Claims Against the Police and Public Authorities , Prisoners’ Rights , Criminal Defence , Administrative and Public Law , Immigration Law , Immigration Detention, Asylum and Deportation , Community Care Law , Family Law

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The Garden Court Chambers Children's Rights Team held a half-day in-person conference on children and detention.


1.30pm - 2.00pm: Registration & Coffee

2.00pm - 2.05pm: Welcome

2.05pm -2.30pm: Keynote - Children in Police Detention

  • Dr Miranda Bevan, Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Goldsmiths University

  • Dr Vicky Kemp, Principal Research Fellow & Co-director Criminal Justice Research Centre, University of Nottingham

2.30pm - 3.20pm: Session 1 - Children in the Immigration & Asylum System
Chair: Irena Sabic KC, Garden Court Chambers

3.20pm -3.45pm: Tea/Coffee Break

3.45pm - 4.45pm: Session 2 - Use of Deprivation of Liberty Orders (DoLS) in Family Cases and Section 25 orders: “If we get it right for them, we get it right for everyone”
Chair: James Holmes Garden Court Chambers

4.45pm - 5.10pm – Break

5.10pm - 6.30pm: Session 3 - Children in Custody: “Custody as a last resort? Pre-trial detention and custodial sentences”
Chair: Joanne Cecil, Garden Court Chambers

6.30pm onwards - ice & fire performance, drinks & food


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