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Analytical Recording

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to support participants on how analytical writing requires you to assess the weight that should be given to information gathered. It will show you how to draw on your knowledge from research, experience and practice combined with an understanding of child or adult needs within their family or the context in which they live. This course aims to make you confident in understanding what is relevant and meaningful and then to show you how to write the information down effectively.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Scenarios, case studies, group discussions and small group activities.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Putting Children first – Delivering Our vision for Excellent Children’s Social
Care (July 2016 DfE)

Child Centred Practice 2016

Health and Social Care Professions Council

Section 47 of the Children’s Act 1989

Children and Families Act 2014

The Children’s Plan 2007

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups 2006

And the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

Why record analytically
Recording guidelines
What do we mean by analysis
Barriers to sound analysis
Writing skills – being clear and concise
Being accurate and avoiding jargon
Good planning, editing and proofing
Good analysis and bad analysis
Analytical thinking and relevance
Logical structure and sequence
Making your case
Judgments and being judgmental

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the process of analysis
  • Describe what is fact, what is an “issue” and what is judgement
  • Explain weight to relevance of information
  • State chronologies
  • Describe what the information might be telling you and to make sense of the information to form a clear plan of action


7 hours

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