Court Skills for Adult Social Workers (Including Statement & Report Writing)

Course Overview

Delegates attending this 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 the Course 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

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.
  • 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


“I would recommend this training to all in adult social care who may have to attend court. It was excellent”  -Adult Social Worker, Lincolnshire

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