IFJ members support NSPCC’s ‘Order in Court’ campaign

IFJ members have supported NSPCC’s ‘Order in Court’ campaign NSPCC called for vital changes to our justice system, to make it fair, age appropriate and fit for children. They have pressed specifically for: the opportunity of giving evidence without going to court support from a qualified intermediary to help the child understand the court process training for lawyers so they can cross-examine without confusing and frightening young witnesses Just three months into their campaign, NSPCC have announced a major success: the Government is to take action under their victims’ rights reforms. By March 2015 they will ensure that: there is compulsory training for barristers who take part in sexual abuse cases vulnerable witnesses can choose to give evidence from a […]

Intermediaries for Justice welcome three Honorary Members

Intermediaries for Justice are proud to welcome three Honorary Members to whom the intermediary world is indebted for their training, research, consultancy and constant support and encouragement. Joyce Plotnikoff DBE, Lexicon Ltd www.lexiconlimited.co.uk/lexicon-limited/joyce-plotnikoff Celebrating the MoJ Intermediary Scheme Dr Richard Woolfson, Lexicon Ltd www.lexiconlimited.co.uk Making the most of working with an Intermediary David Wurtzel MA, Barrister, Consultant, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School www.city.ac.uk/law/about/our-staff/cpd-staff/david-wurtzel,-barrister David Wurtzel, with Professor Penny Cooper, was responsible for preparing the Registered Intermediary Guidance Manual

IfJ welcome their first patron, Lady Henrietta St George

Intermediaries for Justice are also delighted to welcome Lady Henrietta St George as their first Patron. “I am happy to be involved with Intermediaries for Justice as another way of helping those who may be underprivileged or are having difficulties in getting their voice heard. I wish IfJ every success in spreading the word!” Lady Henrietta has always had a firm belief in the care of others …read more

Announcing the recent publication of ‘Court and Legal Skills’

Paperback (160 pages) ISBN: 9781137361554 Author: Professor Penny Cooper Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Series: Focus on Social Work Law This book provides social workers with the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to effectively deal with courts and legal issues. This includes presenting evidence, supporting vulnerable service users in the legal system and developing good professional relationships.