Courtroom scenario

'Courtroom scenario' is suitable for a module or learning opportunity on working in courts. These materials will enable users to: perform confidently in relation to court processes and systems; appreciate good practice when giving evidence; develop understanding of, and skills in responding to cross-examination; and identify involvement in the court room as a positive element of practice.

'Courtroom scenario' introduces users to a social worker, Lottie Goode, and other key personnel involved in the case of 'Charlotte Hughes'. The object takes users through Lottie's preparation for court with a solicitor and then as she enters court and is questioned by both the solicitor representing the local authority and is cross examined by the solicitor representing Charlotte's family.

The object is in 4 sections. In the first section users will prepare with Lottie for court and acquaint themselves with her statement, the case chronology and the care plan. The second section gives users pointers on basic court etiquette. In the third section users will be asked to choose the best reply to a series of questions from the solicitor representing the local authority and a final section where users will be asked to choose the best reply to a series of questions from the solicitor representing Charlotte's family. Please note that there is a text only version of this learning object, which facilitates use of the resource on slow connections or with assistive software.

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Michael Preston-Shoot
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Suzy Braye
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Social Care Institute for Excellence
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