'Courtroom skills' is suitable for a module or learning opportunity on working in courts. The object aims to: identify messages for effective courtroom practice; develop your understanding of the different roles in courtroom settings; help you manage your authority and role more effectively; develop your skills in negotiating out of court and in giving evidence; develop your knowledge, skills and confidence about cross examination.
'Courtroom skills' consists of a series of video extracts that are designed to enable users to feel more confident and effective when consulting and working with others, and more competent when exercising social worker powers and responsibilities. An on screen text transcript of the video sections is available as is a printable version which can be downloaded. 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.