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Understanding the Importance of Court Skills for Children's Social Workers

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Price
£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Video
Duration
4 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
365 days
Qualification
No formal qualification
Certificates
  • Certification of Completion - Free
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

This comprehensive online course is designed to equip children's social workers with the essential knowledge and skills required when dealing with court-related matters in child welfare cases. As a child welfare professional, your role in court proceedings is crucial, and understanding the legal framework, court procedures, and effective communication in these settings is vital for the best interests of the children you serve.

Description

**Module 1: Introduction to Child Welfare Court Proceedings**

- Understanding the legal framework for child welfare cases

- The role of social workers in court proceedings

- The significance of court involvement in child protection

**Module 2: Courtroom Etiquette and Professionalism**

- Dress code and appearance

- Proper courtroom behavior

- Effective communication with legal professionals

**Module 3: Preparing for Court**

- Gathering and organizing case documentation

- Preparing for testimony

- Collaborating with legal teams

**Module 4: Courtroom Procedures**

- Overview of court roles (judge, attorneys, etc.)

- Courtroom terminology and jargon

- Courtroom etiquette during hearings and trials

**Module 5: Testifying Effectively**

- Preparing and presenting clear and concise testimony

- Handling cross-examination and tough questions

- Maintaining composure under pressure

**Module 6: Ethical Considerations**

- Ethics in child welfare court proceedings

- Maintaining confidentiality and privacy

- Navigating conflicts of interest

**Module 7: Best Interests of the Child**

- Understanding the child's perspective

- Advocating for the child's best interests

- Balancing legal requirements and child welfare concerns

**Module 8: Post-Court Follow-Up**

- Implementing court orders and decisions

- Collaboration with families post-court

- Documenting court-related activities

**Module 9: Case Studies and Real-Life Scenarios**

- Analyzing real-life court cases

- Identifying best practices and areas for improvement

Who is this course for?

- Self-Care and Professional Development**

- Managing stress and burnout in court-related work

- Continuing education and professional growth

- Building a support network

Requirements

No prior knowledge or experience required

Career path

Care workers in residential/domiciliary settings, or support workers, want to get a good understanding of what is required of them within their role

For anyone working in a Social Care setting wanting annual refresher training

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Certificates

Certification of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

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