Module 2 Workshop

Child Centred Recording

Workshop: three hours

All workshops will include the following topic areas at different levels:

  • Capturing the meaning of the child’s story
  • Recording evidence of significant harm
  • The legal and guidance requirements for recording
  • Recording successfully in ICS
  • Using Chronologies
  • Helping children communicate for their records

Level 1

This level is intended for newly qualified practitioners and will cover the legislative basis for creating and keeping records including FOI, Data Protection and Human rights. It will focus throughout on how to preserve the voice of the child in recording. It will look at evidence based recording in a number of different formats including case notes, taking notes from telephone calls and recording assessments , plans, reviews and meeting minutes. It will include using ICS as a day to day recording tool. The course is intended to support new practitioners to gain skills needed for day to day case work recording.

BELOW ARE THE EXERCISES THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP SESSION YOU ATTEND. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THEM PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE.

In addition please bring a piece of your own recording work to the workshop.  It will not be shared during the workshop but will be collected at the end, along with the workshop audit tool, at the end of the session.

Level 2

This level is for the emerging practitioner who is beginning to record confidentially, and wants to improve their evidence based recording of assessments, particularly for court and conferences. It will focus on partnership working and multi-agency contribution and using expert evidence in assessment, including ensuring the voice of the child is recorded accurately throughout. This workshop will be interactive and will require practitioners to share their practice within the group.

BELOW ARE THE EXERCISES THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP SESSION YOU ATTEND. PLEASE DOWNLOAD EXERCISES 1 -4 PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE.  The YOS paper is for the YOS practitioners attending the workshops.

In addition please bring a piece of your own recording to the workshop. The contents will not be shared during the workshop but will be left with the facilitator.

Level 3

This level is for confident evidence based practitioners/front line managers who want to concentrate on latest research findings about supporting practitioners to record effectively. It will concentrate on the latest improvements to ICS and the forms currently being used to record practice and share examples from other authorities. It will look at audit tools and strategies to improve recording. The workshop will involve understanding and identifying barriers to this type of practice and developing an action plan to support change to working practices where they have been identified.
It will put the emphasis on supporting staff to record evidence of analysis and professional judgement and creating a sense of the child for the reader. This workshop will involve participants leading part of the session as a case clinic and all participants must come prepared to contribute at a high level.

BELOW ARE THE READINGS that will support the EXERCISES THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO IN THE WORKSHOP SESSION YOU ATTEND. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE EXERCISES AND THE RELEVANT SUPPORT MATERIAL  PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE.

Reading materials

Please find  below a number of different reading materials that will support practice around good recording

Reading materials for YOS staff

Please find below some materials on best practice to support work in YOS