Analysis in Recording - Edge of Care

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Nicola Kerr
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Target Audience
Social Workers - Children
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff / External Services / Training for PCC Managers
Children's Social Care
Course description

Why is this subject important?

It’s quite difficult to write simply.

All too often social care recording and writing lacks structure and is unclear, unfocused and repetitive. This means the message and impact are weakened or lost. We need to write in a clear, concise, relevant and meaningful way.

And that means taking the reader (whoever that may be) with us every step of the way. We simply need to convince them that we know what we are talking about and are worth listening to.

We need to recapture the true purpose of our writing. We need to follow the facts-analysis-judgement approach.

How will this course help me?

This highly interactive course will take you through the practical steps of writing a sequential, powerful and rewarding case records. Remember, writing is a skill – and like any other skill – it can be practised and improved upon. Our focus throughout is on is on clear thinking and careful writing.

Training objectives

Using a 12-page booklet, this course takes you through the principles of effective case recording and how they relate to your everyday work. You will understand the importance of:

• defining your purpose;

• organising your evidence;

• understanding what is relevant and making it meaningful; and

• writing analytically.

We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of recording and show you how to avoid them.

Learning outcomes

You will learn to:

• plan your writing effectively and save time;

• be clear and concise;

• use plain English;

• hear the voices of young people and families; and

• crack the facts-analysis-judgement approach.

Additional Information

There is a 25 minute introductory video that learners will be asked to watch before the course.

10.00 introduction for the record seven deadly sins of recording being clear using everyday words and avoiding jargon.

12.00 break from screens

1.00 being concise hearing the voices of young people and families facts and judgements cracking analysis planning: what next?

3.00 ends

Start Date
Monday 2 August 2021
End Date
Monday 2 August 2021
Closing Date
Sunday 1 August 2021
10:00 - 15:00
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