Court skills knowledge and practice hub
- Practical advice on all stages and aspects of court work, from pre-proceedings work with families, producing analytical reports that give the information the courts need to feeling more confident if called as a witness.
- Tips from lawyers and a judge to help you avoid common pitfalls when giving evidence and respond to difficult questions.
- Videos and Learn on your Lunch sessions to support team and individual learning.
About the courts and legal system (coming soon)
How the court system works
Who’s who in the courts: infographic
Orders the courts can make: quick guide
Learn on your Lunch: writing better court reports (coming soon)
Multimedia learningLearn on your Lunch: balance-sheet evidence after Re B-S
Direct work and the child’s voice (coming soon)
Direct work tools to explain the court process to children
Writing up direct work in court reports
Tips for keeping the child at the centre of court work
Types of proceedings
The Public Law Outline (updated guide coming soon)
Feeling more confident in court
Video: mock court (coming soon)
Guide for managers overseeing and supporting social workers (coming soon)
Working effectively in pre-proceedings (coming soon)
Improve your evidence
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