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Training pack: 'myCourtroom' Rosies family go to court

Reeves, Jane, Shemmings, David, Green, Tracee, Abbotts, H., Marsden, Lynne (2016) Training pack: 'myCourtroom' Rosies family go to court. University of Kent and Cafcass (doi:10.1080/02615479.2017.1391772) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The role of social workers in court, how they prepare, train, write and present their reports, has been the focus of much debate. Key messages from research tell us that social workers often find court work stressful; they can lack confidence in writing reports giving evidence and being cross-examined. Pre-qualification training in this area can be patchy, with many workers reporting they often learn ‘on the job.’ This article documents the journey from analysing primary and secondary research findings, via a partnership between the University of Kent Centre for Child Protection and Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), to develop a training simulation for practitioners to increase their knowledge, preparation and practice for court. The partnership turned these research findings into an interactive, immersive simulation to give practitioners the space to reflect upon and critique their experiences of court. Findings from an initial evaluation of the simulation were positive with participants highly rating its usefulness in developing courtroom skills and knowledge.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02615479.2017.1391772
Uncontrolled keywords: Social workers, family court advisers, court work, child protection training, simulations
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Tracee Green
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 09:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68757 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Reeves, Jane: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1821-116X
Green, Tracee: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3217-8359
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