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Lawyer - Bury (Children's Services)

Job Title: Lawyer - Bury (Children's Services)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bury
Salary: £30 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: TBC
REF: LM16112023
Contact Name: Billy Fagg
Contact Email:
Job Published: 24 days ago

Job Description

Lawyer  – Bury (Children’s Services)


Full Time / Hybrid


  • Provide oral and written legal advice to instructing departments of the Client, primarily Children's Services in relation to procedural issues, policy matters individual case studies and statutory duties/powers relating to child protection encompassing.
  • Consideration of relevant law
  • Consideration of available evidence and obtaining expert opinion where appropriate
  • Consideration of the range of possible courses of action
  • Where appropriate brief Counsel, including in Child Protection Meetings and Statutory Reviews and in relation to Care Plans for children in care.
  • Advise instructing departments in creating and revising policy and procedure documents/guidelines in respect of practice and statutory duties.
  • Ensure accurate and adequate legal advice is given in relation to enquiries/queries from Elected Members
  • Advise instructing departments of changes in legislation government guidelines and case law decisions which may affect service provision.
  • Notify the Clients Solicitor of any actions which may place the Clients at risk of litigation or charge of maladministration.
  • Advise Children's Services on specific matters/case studies, identifying the legal issues involved, evaluating the evidence available and advising on the most appropriate form or proceedings in relation to Child Protection.
  • Attend as legal advisor to the Adoption and Fostering Panels or their equivalents

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