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Report Writing Skills for Adult Social Care


Simon Leslie, Joint Legal Team

Target Group

Adult social care staff required to prepare and produce written reports for court.

Course Aim

To develop skills to prepare a report

Course Outcomes

To have an understanding of the rules of evidence require for court reports

Course Content

  • Distinguishing fact, opinion and inference
  • The hearsay rule in practice
  • Identifying an appropriate structure (where none is prescribed)
  • Identifying and considering all available options
  • Considering counter-arguments - coming to a balanced conclusion

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