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Case Recording

Course Provider

DCC Interactive Ltd


This highly practical one-day course follows the 'journey' of a record; from the initial creation, the management, and storage of records to best practice. The course highlights the importance of records during legal proceedings and how easily they can be attacked or discredited.

Details of what to include in notes concerning evaluation, assessment, information obtained, intervention, planning and decision-making will be considered. The accountability of the Social Care Professional and the different ways in which records are scrutinised will also be analysed and explained. Delegates will gain the ability to gather, secure and present records to best practice.

This interactive course develops the skills of written evidence in social workers' statements and/ or reports. Through trainer-led exercises, delegates will consider the content of written evidence by looking at the source and weight of information to be included. They will gain the ability to distinguish between facts, inferences and opinions, and explore the common pitfalls and mistakes made by Social Care Professionals, and learn how to avoid them. Delegates will review reports, including style and format, and use objective assessment criteria to assess their own written evidence.

Learning objectives 

  • Recognise the importance of records in providing better outcomes for children Identify key factors in ensuring continuity of care
  • Distinguish between facts, inference and opinion
  • Record clear and concise facts from observation, questioning and documentation
  • Manage records to best practice (including electronically)
  • Be able to use records as a primary source of information
  • Correctly adhere to information-sharing protocols
  • Identify how a professional is held accountable for their records
  • Recognise the importance of collecting information effectively by knowing how it is included in written evidence                                      
  •  Identify the issues, facts and sources, and the weight of them
  • Distinguish between different types, and the source and weight, of evidence available
  • Develop an objective and critical eye in relation to their own written information
  • Produce court-compliant statements and reports that are insulated against cross-examination
  • Construct a good report, including appropriate layout, format and style

Dates and Times

  • 20 August 2024 09:30-16:30
  • 11 September 2024 09:30-16:30

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


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