The Intersections of Child Protection and Family Law
Thursday, 27 June 2019 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Chief Justice Conference Room, Commonwealth Law Courts, Level 14, 305 William Street.
We invite you to join the VFLPN to learn about the intersections between the Child Protection and Family Law jurisdictions. This forum will feature a presentation from our keynote speaker, Samantha Davis, the co-located Child Protection Principal Practice Adviser - Family Law Liaison, who will talk to Child Protections processes of investigation and intervention in relation to reports and how they may interact with family law proceedings. Following the presentation our expert panel of professionals will discuss a hypothetical scenario in which we will follow a family during their matter as it intersects between the two jurisdictions and the different stakeholders they meet along the way. The panel will conclude with audience questions.
Tickets are $15 per person. Light catering will be provided
About the Presenter:
Samantha Davis is the Principal Practice Adviser Family Law Liaison. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Social Work and commenced her social work career in 1998 as a new graduate in operational Child Protection work. She has remained employed with the department within Child Protection since this time working in various front line roles. Samantha worked for Oz Child for 6 years providing after hours crisis response across all of their programs (foster care, disability and family services) and assessing potential foster carers. Between 2016 and 2018 Samantha lead a local south division initiative where she was co-located at the Dandenong Magistrates Court as a point of consultation for the court and police on Intervention Order matters where children were involved.