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Understanding the Importance of Court Skills for Children's Social Workers

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Course Description

The course contains in-depth descriptions and definitions of the proceedings and people involved in family courts and youth courts. It is suitable for any one working with children and young people who are involved in cases going through these courts.

This course is designed for all those working with children and young people who have to attend court hearings or become involved with legal processes that could result in court attendance.

This training will help to give learners the skills they need to successfully negotiate these complex situations and aims to help alleviate any fears or concerns they might have.

During this training learners will cover the following topic areas:

  • Descriptions of both youth courts and family courts
  • Family court pre-proceedings, and the documentation and meetings involved
  • How to write court reports, including presentation, context and writing style
  • Care proceedings, what happens in such proceedings, and the possible outcomes
  • Definition of the outcomes such as a placement order, a supervision order, and a care order
  • Descriptions of the role of officials involved in a court case, such as judges, recorders, magistrates, clerks and others
  • The Children’s Guardian, appointed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services
  • How to prepare for appearing in court
  • Gathering evidence for court
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Cross-examination, scrutiny and challenge

The course includes definitions and descriptions of the topic areas.

This training will also include interactive challenges to check learners’ knowledge and allow them to apply their learning to their own work environment

£25.00 + VAT

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