Court Work - Skills in Written Evidence
This course is mandatory for newly qualified social workers and is also suitable for Children’s Services practitioners who are responsible for submitting written evidence to the Court, particularly social workers.
Practitioners who attend court are required to submit a range of written evidence in support of their plans for a particular child. This can include statements, chronologies, assessments and care plans that are available to all parties involved in the proceedings.
This course aims to equip practitioners with the skills to submit written evidence of a high standard to the court.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify the information to include in a chronology and how to compile this effectively
- know how to write a clear and concise statement which incorporates a convincing analysis
- identify the importance of the core assessment to the court and demonstrate skills in completing one
- know how to write a care plan for a particular child
- recognise the difference between facts, inference and opinion
- demonstrate appropriate layout, format and style of all written evidence
This course is not open to Community & Voluntary Sector organisations.