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Day 8 of the Parenting Coordination training focuses on the legal framework within which the Parenting Coordinator has to work. We consider the relationship with the Court, the interactions between the Children Act 1989 and the Parenting Coordination process and the legal concepts as they relate to the Parenting Coordination process. 

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The course may be of interest to all Family Law professionals who wish to learn more about Parenting Coordination. 
It is Day 8 of the 8 day Parenting Coordination training programme. 
To complete the training to become a Parenting Coordinator you will need to attend all 8 days. 
Please also note that if you wish to become a Parenting Coordinator you will ideally need to have been an accredited mediator for at least 3 years. However applications from qualified mediators with less experience may be considered by the course directors where supported by a CV and appropriate references. 


Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

1. The PC’s relationship with the court 
2. Mentorship and CPD requirements 
3. Interaction between the Children Act 1989 and the PC process, including the forms and procedures involved in a court application 
4. The difference between neutrality and impartiality as it applies to PC and the ability to demonstrate each appropriately 
5. Legal concepts as they relate to the PC process including but not limited to: 
Geographic relocation 
Child support 
Child arrangement orders, 
Legal privilege 
6. How and when the PC should interact with the court system: 
The appointment and discharge processes of the PC 
The ethical constraints on confidentiality, in relation to the entire PC process and separate sessions within the process 
7. The grievance procedure and complaints handling 
8. Drafting a determination; what it needs to cover, how it should be done, enforcement and status of determination, 
9. Possible ethical dilemmas that may confront a PC and how to avoid them 


Felicity Shedden 

Event Pricing 

If being booked as a stand alone course this 1 day event has a delegate rate of £250.00 + VAT 
However if you wish to book this as part of the full 8 day Parenting Coordination training course in one go then the complete Parenting Coordination training course is £1,850.00 + VAT - To book the full Parenting Coordination Programme please CLICK HERE 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 
In addition this course can be run as an in-house training session. Prices will depend on location and numbers of delegates attending. For a detailed proposal please contact us at 

Event Timing 

09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session 
12.45 - 13.45 
Lunch Break 
13.45 - 15.15 
Third Session 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Final Session 

CPD Certificates 

A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. As a full day course this will be for 7 CPD points. 
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