Children Social Work Court Skills Handout | Practice Standard

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Posted: 12 March 2019
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This is a Children Social Work Court Skills Handout for practitioners who are required to go to court. It has been designed to help providing information on what the social work role is in court, effective communication in court and guidance in relation to giving evidence and writing court statements.

Contents

  • Social workers role in court work
  • Social work essentials for court
  • Oaths or Affirmation
  • Addressing the court
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good self-awareness
  • Giving evidence
  • Preparation
  • Balanced approach
  • Seek clarification
  • Social work witness statement
  • Witness statement should be SMART 
  • Witness statement focus
  • Witness statements should include
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