Statement and report writing (Level 3)

This course explores what is required from statements and reports. Participants will identify the issues to be addressed and the relevant evidence to be included. They will use objective criteria to assess what has been written and receive feedback to help improve their skills.

What is the course about?

As part of your clinical practice, you will be required to produce statements or reports. They may be used internally for audit or responding to complaints and externally in tribunals, inquiries, multiagency meetings or court proceedings. All too often, excellent clinical knowledge and skills are undermined when statements or reports fall below an acceptable standard.

This course explores what is required from statements and reports. Participants will identify the issues to be addressed and the relevant evidence to be included. They will use objective criteria to assess what has been written and receive feedback to help improve their skills.

This course supports delegates to meet their Level 3 safeguarding competencies as outlined by the Intercollegiate document.

Check out our current course listings (opens in same window) to see if this course is open for booking. If it’s not listed, register your interest below.

 


 

Target audience

  • Paediatric specialty trainees ST5-7
  • SAS doctors
  • Consultant paediatricians

 


 

Course aim and learning outcomes:

Aim:

To equip paediatricians involved in child protection cases with the skills to produce accurate reports that ensure the best possible outcomes for the child.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the issues and the factual information from your records and notes relevant for inclusion in professional statements and reports
  • Describe the requirements for professional statements and reports in terms of specifications determined by the different court systems, and appropriate format and language
  • Produce professional witness reports that can be used to settle child protection cases or as a basis for giving oral evidence.

 


 

Faculty lead

This course is provided in partnership with Bond Solon, a specialist training company for Health and Social Care professionals.

Each year they work with hundreds of health and social care organisations, including NHS Trusts, ICBs, Local Authority Social Care departments, Charities, Professional Bodies and Regulators to ensure they meet their legal and safeguarding duties.
Their training is designed to ensure professionals are aware of and have an understanding of the legal frameworks they work within, enabling them to work confidently and to best practice in applying into day-to-day practice.
They design and deliver training solutions which support practitioners to work confidently within the law and provide excellent clinical care. The courses are CPD/CME approved.


 

Delegate feedback

I will be more slick, decisive, take less time agonising over production of CP reports as I now know and can visualise the "good" and "the bad" kinds of reports/statements.

The single best day of study leave I have ever attended - excellent delivery of knowledge in a relevant and memorable way. Thank you!


 

Expression of interest

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