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In recent years, good record keeping has increasingly focused on electronic and computer based data collection and recording systems designed as screening and assessment tools, and as a means through which statistical data can be centralised and regulated. Knowing how much information to record and that those records are accurate, objective, sufficiently detailed and summarised succinctly can be extremely difficult, particularly where record keeping is confined within specific categories and a strict word count. This can lead to important details being omitted and a less accurate picture being conveyed.

Who is Procedures and Record Keeping aimed at?

The course is designed for residential care workers, social workers, foster carers and all those who care for or undertake direct work with children and young people.

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Local Authority’s policy and procedures on recording
  • Understand the importance of recording
  • Consider the legal framework
  • Explore the importance of confidentiality
  • Explore recording methods
  • Explore the use of appropriate language
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Managing the task

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