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Case notes and record keeping is a Course

Case notes and record keeping

Starts Aug 18, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a staff member required to keep notes and records relating to students.


Keeping good case notes and records is a vital function of any school. Good case notes and records assist in providing continuity of care to students and families; aids in promoting good practice and service delivery; provides accountability and protects individual employees and the school in situations where there may be concerns about the nature or adequacy of the service provided by the school.                             

This workshop covers the following areas: why keep case notes and records? (this section includes a discussion of professional and legal obligations); what is a record?; common mistakes when keeping case notes and records and how to avoid them; how to write case notes and keep records in a way that is respectful and allows the worker to discharge his or her professional obligations; writing in a way that is easy to defend and hard to attack and; a suggested structure for keeping case notes and records.  Issues regarding confidentiality when keeping case notes and records will also be discussed.

Key takeaways             

  • an understanding of professional obligations relating to the keeping of records
  • greater confidence and skill in writing notes and other records
  • a developed understanding of confidentiality in relation to school records

Presenter information

David Cherry                 

David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families where the child’s performance or behaviour in school has been a concern.  David has provided training for teachers and other school staff for over 25 years on a broad range of topics including : Handling Difficult People, Behaviour and Situations; Managing Complaints and; Managing Difficult Calls.