Court skills knowledge and practice hub

Learning points

  • 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)

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How the court system works
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Who’s who in the courts: infographic

Orders the courts can make: quick guide

Court reports

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Learn on your Lunch: writing better court reports (coming soon)

Direct work and the child’s voice (coming soon)

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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

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The Public Law Outline (updated guide coming soon)

Feeling more confident in court

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Video: mock court (coming soon)

Guide for managers overseeing and supporting social workers (coming soon)
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