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Courtroom and Report Writing Skills for Social Workers

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.
Historical Development
The English Legal System in Practice
Legal Language and Decision-making
Values and Principles in Law and Social Work
Legal Advice and Representation
Achieving Excellence in Case Recording
Writing Formal Reports for Court
Court Rules, Etiquette and Practical Matters
Giving Evidence
What Happens Next?

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

Clare Seymour

Clare Seymour is a registered social worker and qualified teacher at post-16 level. From 1998 until retiring in September 2009 she was senior lecturer in social work at Anglia Ruskin University, where she taught social work law, professional accountability and communication and interviewing skills to social work students at undergraduate and master’s level. Since leaving Anglia Ruskin University, she continues to work as a practice educator for social work degree students and as external examiner for the social work degree at Reading University. Her social work experience includes 16 years of local authority social work, latterly in a... More About Author

Richard B. Seymour

Richard Seymour is a senior circuit judge assigned to the Queens’ Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. He has a first class honours degree in law from Cambridge University. He was in practice as a barrister until 2000, was appointed QC in 1991, and has been a president of Mental Health Review Tribunals. He jointly edited Kemp & Kemp The Quantum of Damages, 4th ed, 1975, contributed the legal chapters to publications on practice and procedure for the quantity surveyor and the architect in practice. More About Author