Jacqueline Thomas, Barrister at Spire Barristers, Leeds

The course widened the scope of my knowledge base in adult social care cases. I found it immensely helpful in terms of expanding my expertise beyond the legal framework into social care. As a result I have a greater understanding of wider concepts in which the legal framework sits. The course has significantly assisted my practice to become more specialised into cases which cross the boundaries between family and COP cases, including complex matters involving teenagers transitioning from child to adult social care. I now deal with complex matters involving adult safeguarding and best interests