Statement and report writing – England/Wales (Level 3) – online

This one-day online course explores how to write statements and reports that document the valuable information needed for effective investigation in child protection cases.

Please note: this course is focused purely on English and Welsh law.
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The course time is in BST (British Summer Time)

  • Trainees – £265
  • RCPCH members – £295
  • RCPCH non-members – £390

This course will be held virtually on Zoom. 

Unable to make this date? This course is also running in April and July 2022.

We are pleased to be working with Bond Solon, the UK's leading legal training and information company specifically for non-lawyers, in delivering this highly interactive, practical course which has been specifically developed for paediatricians. 

You will learn how to use your records and notes to gather evidence on which to base statements and reports including what kind of information is deemed admissible. 

You'll also find out more about the formalities (and where relevant, rules) that govern statements and reports, and the structures of effective statements and reports including layout, style, terminology and use of imagery. 

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop an objective and critical eye for evidence by assessing statements and reports, and receiving feedback on your analysis to help improve your own skills.

Francesca Burfield was a brilliant teacher. She took us through the information in a steady and clear manner using good examples. Her expertise shone through, and she answered our questions based on our own experiences in a very knowledgeable way. As a result I have come away with some excellent resources and confidence in writing a useful report.


To equip paediatricians involved in child protection cases with the skills to produce accurate reports that ensure the best possible outcomes for the child.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Identify the issues and the factual information from your records and notes relevant for inclusion in professional statements and reports 
  • Describe the requirements for professional statements and reports in terms of specifications determined by the different court systems, and appropriate format and language 
  • Produce professional witness reports that can be used to settle child protection cases or as a basis for giving oral evidence 

It was a great learning experience, not only learning from the speaker, but also learning from other delegate's experiences

Target audience

  • Paediatric trainees ST6-8
  • SAS doctors 
  • Consultant paediatricians

The single best day of study leave I have ever attended - excellent delivery of knowledge in a relevant and memorable way. Thank you!

Course requirements 

Target audience only

Technical requirements

  • Windows or Mac computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or a separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet