Report Writing and Record Keeping


This half day course is for social workers who are required to maintain contemporary records in their work with children and families. We will explore what language to use and how to write records and reports in a way that is easy to read and makes sense. It will support social workers to  produce well-crafted records and reports that reflect key information including  children’s wishes, needs and experiences.

How long is the course?

A half or Full Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

This workshop is for social workers working with children and families. The course  has strong practice links to ‘Reflective Practice’ and can stand alone as a training session but is best taken as a follow up to the session on reflective practice.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to ensure that participants are helped to:

–      appreciate the importance of effective written communication

–      become aware of common mistakes and pitfalls and learn how to avoid them

–      understand and be able to apply the principles of good practice in relation to effective writing

–      locate good practice within the context of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Social Services and Well-being Act (Wales) 2014

–      use reflective practice techniques to critically analyse information, construct hypotheses and inform decision making and planning.

–      be able to draw on knowledge from theory and research to inform decision making

–      analyse differing needs, perspectives and competing rights and apply to practice.

–      distinguish fact from opinion and to record conflicting views and perspectives.


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