Court skills - Giving written and oral evidence to the court of protection
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Court skills – Giving written and oral evidence to the court of protection

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of giving written and oral evidence in court
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes


  • Understand the different types of evidence;
  • Know how to prepare good written evidence;
  • Know what to expect from the court experience and learn how to manage anxiety;
  • Know how to give good oral evidence;
  • Know what to expect after the hearing.


This one-day course is for qualified social workers and managers working with people from the age of 16. The course will provide information about when an application to the Court of Protection should be made, how to make an application and how to prepare and provide good evidence (written and oral).

Using a range of practical, interactive tools and experiences this specialist training will develop knowledge, skills and confidence, preparing delegates for the court experience.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • When to make an application
  • Different types of evidence
  • Preparing good written evidence
  • Preparing a witness statement
  • Preparing other written evidence for submission
  • Knowing what to expect when you go to court
  • Giving oral evidence
  • Learning Needs Action Plan completed
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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