This new text will build on Courtroom Skills for Social Workers, by updating the legal and research content and strengthening the material on recording. There will also be additional contributions from service users and more practice examples, so as to make the book interesting and relevant for qualified social workers. It will assist social workers in meeting their CPD requirements for continuing registration and also offer a framework for short in-service training courses on court skills and recording, both areas in which social workers' performance comes under the scrutiny of other professionals.
PART I: THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM IN CONTEXT
The English Legal System in Practice
Legal Language and Decision-making
Values and Principles in Law and Social Work
PART II: PREPARING FOR COURT
Legal Advice and Representation
Achieving Excellence in Case Recording
Writing Formal Reports for Court
PART III: ATTENDING COURT
Court Rules, Etiquette and Practical Matters
What Happens Next?