‘Hidden cog in the wheels of justice’

Here is a blog post by IfJ’s Esther Rumble on what it is like to work as an intermediary. This post has been published on Russell Webster’s website, who blogs on all matters to do with Justice and has a wide and knowledgeable audience in the Justice community.

Recent media coverage on Intermediaries

Since the Victims Commissioners Report on Tuesday 17th January, there has been a lot of media coverage on the work of Intermediaries. Below are links to recent coverage: BBC News Online Vulnerable witnesses’ denied help to give evidence. The Guardian Child victims let down by lack of help in court, says UK watchdog. Victoria Derbyshire BBC 2 @ 1 hour 10 minutes in Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 @ 6.15 and 8.10   Other media coverage included: BBC Breakfast, BBC 1 BBC 1 TV news BBC News channel      

Chair's Thoughts on the Victims Commissioner Review, 'Voice of the Voiceless'

Chair’s Thoughts on the Victims Commissioner Review, ‘Voice of the Voiceless’

View Point IfJ Chair’s Thoughts Following the publication of the Victims Commissioner Review, ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ (https://victimscommissioner.org.uk/a-voice-for-the-voiceless/), Intermediaries for Justice would like to thank all intermediaries for their involvement in this research. The extraordinary response rate to the survey (92%) and participation at regional meetings have enabled the Victims Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, to paint a comprehensive picture of the scheme, its unique role in facilitating communication with children and vulnerable adults in the justice system, and to identify key factors impeding its effective operation. Baroness Newlove’s Review highlights the passion and commitment of the intermediary community, the central importance of the role, and its contribution in assisting equal access to justice. It describes the current under-resourcing and subsequent unmatched […]

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IfJ 3rd Annual Conference – Powerpoints

Power and Vulnerability – Lynda Gibbs Supporting Male Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse – Alan Robertson and Dr Andy Williams Reaching Out to Male Survivors of Rape – Clinic 26 Respond – Richard Curen The Lucy Faithful Foundation – Tom Squire Do Intermediaries help children give better evidence? – Lucy Henry Working with young perpetrators – Julian Dunn Section 28 breakout session – Joyce Plotnikoff and Rosemary Wyatt S 28 Checklist for registered intermediaries – Joyce Plotnikoff Child House Model – Emma Harewood

ICCA Vulnerability and Power Conference

This conference focuses on the distinct and very real problems of representing clients who are vulnerable. The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (formerly the ATC) is delighted to announce that this, our first annual conference, will take place on 29th October 2016 at Middle Temple. For further details on available workshop sessions and to book a place please see below. Vulnerability and Power Conference Flyer