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Delegates attending this Court Skills for Adult Social Workers Training course are called upon to prepare statements and reports for use in court proceedings involving vulnerable adults 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 Court Skills for Adult Social Workers aimed at?

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

Course Length

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

Learning Outcomes

Delegates attending this course will at the conclusion:

  • Have an understanding of the legal system, the legal process, what is good practice.
  • 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

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