Course Overview
This course is designed to help clinical practitioners prepare for being questioned or cross-examined in mental health tribunals, inquests, inquiries, professional or regulatory proceedings, or the courts, regarding events that have occurred as part of their daily practice. The course aims to ensure that frontline staff can gain knowledge of the procedures involved and how to give a professional coherent, sequential account with the least possible stress or discomfort. The morning session sets out to demystify the legal process. In the afternoon practitioners will be cross-examined on the basis of case studies, statements or reports from completed cases. This enables participants to experience the process in a safe and supportive environment
Target Staff Group
All clinicial practitioners who are required to attend court hearings to provide witness statements
Course Prerequisites
Not applicable
Objectives
How both the adversarial and inquisitorial processes work
The procedures, order of events and roles of those involved
How to prepare for, and the purpose of, giving evidence
How to give clear, honest and objective evidence
How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence
"Techniques lawyers use in cross examination
and how to handle
them"
Delivery Method
Face-to-face classroom based training
Refresher Period
Not applicable
Duration
1 day course
How to Book
Booked via ESR E-learning User