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Courtroom and Report Writing Skills for Social Workers
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Courtroom and Report Writing Skills for Social Workers

Second Edition


July 2011 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
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.
 
Introduction
 
PART I: THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM IN CONTEXT
 
Historical Development
 
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
 
Giving Evidence
 
Cross-Examination
 
What Happens Next?
 
Conclusion

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

Much needed and useful text that supports our final year students - brilliantly written, excellent case studies and sign posting.

Mrs Jackie Plenty
Social Work Department, University Centre Barnsley
June 21, 2012

Really good book, essential reading for my final year students in Children and Families module and useful for them to take on into employment as a practice guide

Ms Helen Burrows
Social Work (City), Nottingham Trent University
April 23, 2012

A good book for PQ

Mrs Julie Crawshaw
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
March 20, 2012

This book not only provides good practical advice for writing for court but for any situation where a 'formal' approach to report writing is needed.

Dr Ann Hodson
Social Work, Dundee University
February 24, 2012

very clear and useful

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 23, 2011
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