Writing Child Permanence Reports

Course Aim:

To offer participants the knowledge and skills to structure and prepare reports located in the appropriate contexts.

Course outcomes: 

Participants will be offered the opportunity to understand:

  • The meaning of ‘permanence’, the legal and policy requirements for reports and the process of writing them
  • Anchoring assessments in the curious practitioner-researcher and the ability to think critically
  • Report writing skills and the need to tell the child’s story
  • Assessing and comparing placement options (research evidence and legal requirements to rule out options)
  • Comprehend the context in which the report is written.
  • Apply understanding of the impact of significant harm and trauma on childhood development and outcomes in later life.
  • Clarify the structure of the report and the essential elements to writing a report.