Court Skills for Children’s Social Workers (Including Statement & Report Writing)

Course Outline

Delegates attending this course are called upon to prepare statements and reports for use in court proceedings involving children  and to, potentially, attend court to give oral evidence based upon those  reports. The course will provide the necessary skills to enable delegates to produce concise, accurate and compelling written evidence and give guidance as to how to present that evidence to best effect in the courtroom. The second day of the course enables delegates to practise giving oral evidence in a formal setting and to be cross examined by our experienced barrister-trainer.

Who is the Course aimed at?

Social Workers in Children & Family social care (there is a similar course available for Adults Social Workers) and others in this field required to give evidence in Court

How long is the Course?

2 days (may be delivered in one day without the practical skills sessions)

What will you learn?

Delegates attending this course will:

  • Have an understanding of the legal system, the legal process, what is good practice, new legislation an the Public Law Outline 2014
  • Know how to construct a witness statement/report
  • Know what is expected of the witness at Court
  • Know what happens at Court
  • Know how to prepare for and give oral evidence
  • Know what to expect in cross examination

“The Trainer ws informative, knowledgeable & entertaining. He managed to hold my attention for the duration of the training he was so good! Thank you”  – Children’s Social Worker, Barnado’s

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