Courtroom Skills

Date & Time:

Thursday 12 December 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

This course and is designed specifically for workers within Social Care who will attend court as part of their duties to safeguard children, including giving evidence at contested hearings. 

The session is ideal for staff who have never attended court, need to improve confidence or have not been for a significant period of time and want to brush up their skills. This is not a lecture but an interactive training course 

Course Overview

You will be working with the case study used in Preparing for Court that is taking the case study through the court process. You will have the opportunity to work in small groups and experience sitting in the “witness box”, with the barristers conducting examination-in-chief and cross-examination questioning. 

During the day, you will receive feedback on your performance and tips and hints at how best to give robust evidence. This course will also cover: 
• Core elements of the law 
• Examination-in-Chief - Dos & Don'ts 
• Cross-Examination - Dos & Don'ts 

Feedback from previous delegates includes; 
‘This training has helped me to learn to be more confident in court, particularly if I ever have to give evidence in chief or be cross examined. It has enabled me to think more clearly about imparting information to court for the benefit of the child, regardless of how difficult this may be for the family to hear.’ 

‘The course gives a good insight as to what is required during court proceedings and how best to achieve the recommendations of the local authority.’ 


Sector LimitAvailable
Education - Cognus0
Education - Early Years0
Education - Other0
Education - Schools/Colleges0
Foster Carer0
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral NursesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Carshalton LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Clinical HealthNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Hospital PathwayNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Learning DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Adults - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - STARTNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Adults - TransitionsNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Wallington LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
RBK Shared Service0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Usman Wahid - South London Legal Partnership

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)