Excellence in Report Writing

Due to financial pressures we are sorry to inform you that we are unable to provide tea and coffee at the training events during 2019-2020, we advise that you take drinks and a packed lunch with you to events.

Course Provider: Bond Solon

Often when written evidence is not clear and/or is poorly structured, information is easily lost or misleading. This creates delay and doubt which can leave the social worker and the Local Authority open to attack and challenge during legal proceedings.

It is essential that the assessments and/or reports provided by social workers are undertaken in a timely manner to allow appropriate front-loading for public law proceedings.


This course has been designed to enable social workers to produce court-compliant, clear, concise and well-structured statements and reports to help better assist the court or tribunal making the decision. The course is designed to insulate the author from attack under cross examination and to promote what is in the child's best interests. Delegates will consider style, format and content of statements and reports by looking at the source and weight of information to be included. They will learn how to distinguish between fact, inference and opinion. Delegates will also look at how to competently and effectively complete the SWET templates.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Collect information more effectively by knowing how it is included in written evidence
  • Be able to use records as their primary sources of information
  • Use appropriate layout, format and style
  • Identify the issues, facts and options
  • Develop an objective and critical eye in relation to written information
  • Use their written documents to support themselves when giving evidence in court


12th February 2020Cartrefi Cymru, Llandrindod Wells9.30am - 4.30pm


There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given

Express an interest in this course here Expression of Interest Form for Training Courses



  • Email: pwbotu@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01597 827330 / 01597 827333
  • Address: Social Care Workforce Development Team, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA


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