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Courtroom Skills for Social Workers By Clare Seymour

Courtroom Skills for Social Workers by Clare Seymour

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Enables social workers to be more familiar with court systems and processes, giving them more confidence when supporting service-users who are attending court.

Courtroom Skills for Social Workers Summary

Courtroom Skills for Social Workers by Clare Seymour

This book throws light on legal and courtroom processes and procedures, encouraging readers to see involvement with the courts as a positive element of their practice, rather than something to be afraid of. By encouraging social workers to develop the skills to perform confidently in the court environment, they will be better able to support service users faced with court involvement. This guide is presented within an integrated framework of law and social work and gives a unique opportunity to demystify courtroom and legal procedures and to identify the skills required of social workers involved in court work.

Courtroom Skills for Social Workers Reviews

"This is essential reading for all students, as well as newly qualified and experienced social workers" (Learning and Development Adviser, Swindon Borough Council)

About Clare Seymour

Clare Seymour is a registered social worker and qualified teacher at post-16 level. From 1998 until retiring in September 2009 she was senior lecturer in social work at Anglia Ruskin University, where she taught social work law, professional accountability and communication and interviewing skills to social work students at undergraduate and master's level. Since leaving Anglia Ruskin University, she continues to work as a practice educator for social work degree students and as external examiner for the social work degree at Reading University. Her social work experience includes 16 years of local authority social work, latterly in a child care team where she had a wide experience of court work, and bereavement support within a general practice. Richard Seymour is a senior circuit judge assigned to the Queens' Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. He has a first class honours degree in law from Cambridge University. He was in practice as a barrister until 2000, was appointed QC in 1991, and has been a president of Mental Health Review Tribunals. He jointly edited Kemp & Kemp The Quantum of Damages, 4th ed, 1975, contributed the legal chapters to publications on practice and procedure for the quantity surveyor and the architect in practice.

Table of Contents

The English Legal System in context The English Legal System in practice Values and principles in law and social work Legal language and concepts Court rules Preparing for court Excellence in report writing What to expect at court Giving evidence Cross-examination Legal decision-making and appeals Tribunals, panels and inquiries Advice and representation in court What happens next Conclusion References Index

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Courtroom Skills for Social Workers by Clare Seymour
Used - Very Good
SAGE Publications Ltd
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