Analytical Report Writing & Recording


A one day course to demonstrate how analytical writing requires an assessment of the weight given to information gathered, drawing on knowledge from research, experience and practice, combined with the service users’ needs within the family or the context in which they live. The course aims to improve delegates’ confidence in understanding what is relevant and meaningful, and how to write it down in an effective way

How Long is the Course?

One Day

Who is the Course Aimed At?

Family practitioners, social workers and anyone working within Children’s social care


By the end of the training session delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the process of analysis
  • Understand what a fact is, what an ‘issue’ is, and what a judgement is
  • Give weight to the relevance of information
  • Use chronologies
  • Work out what information might be telling you
  • Make sense of the information to form a clear plan of action
  • How to write analytical reports specific to Children’s Social Care

“This course should be made mandatory” (Social Worker, East Midlands)

“Valuable information which will enable me to be a good witness.” (Social Worker, Nottinghamshire)

“Extremely informative and interesting. Very thought provoking” (Social Worker, Durham)

“The course left me feeling more confident and able in acquitting myself in a court situation and demystified a lot of the process” (Social Worker Nottingham)

To download a copy of the course outline please click here.

This course can also be tailored to be delivered in an Adult Social Care setting. Please Contact Us for more details.


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