The MyCourtroom simulation

Study Plus course offers insight into child protection

Study Plus is offering the chance to take part in the Centre for Child Protection’s award-winning simulations, which offer a safe way to explore child protection situations, for free.

Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the simulation scenario and consider the actions of the characters during the course – KE157: Introduction to Care Proceedings via Simulation Learning: “myCourtroom: Rosie’s Family Goes to Court”.

“MyCourtroom” is an interactive and immersive simulation covering aspects of private and public law that continues the story of its character, Rosie. Built in partnership with Cafcass, ‘MyCourtroom’ is based on realistic scenarios designed to trigger discussions and decisions around court skills – specifically, safe practice, best practice, giving evidence, being cross examined and making assessment decisions to ensure positive outcomes for the child.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to

  • Appreciate key concerns raised by child protection practitioners around court work skills
  • Understand the difference between private and public law settings
  • Consider the different roles and expertise in courts
  • Reflect on direct work with children whose families are involved in proceedings
  • Start contemplating skills to provide evidence or be cross examined in public law proceedings

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about a difficult topic and consider how we should respond in the 21st century using a relevant evidence base and technological know-how.

The course takes place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 (Week 19) from 13.00-16.00.

Visit the Study Plus website for the full calendar of courses and sign-up to take part via the SDS system.