Become a registered intermediary
Registered intermediaries work to facilitate communication for vulnerable people who are victims and witnesses in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases.
Intermediaries for Justice (IfJ) does not manage initial training for intermediaries, but you can register your interest in training as a registered intermediary with the Ministry of Justice.
For more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ministry-of-justice-witness-intermediary-scheme
You will be informed when recruitment is taking place in your area.
Become an independent intermediary
Independent intermediaries work to facilitate communication for vulnerable people who are suspects or defendants in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) cases and participants in family courts, tribunals or hearings.
You can contact Communicourt or Triangle.
Further training courses
IfJ runs further training courses for already qualified intermediaries.
IfJ's Annual Conference and Seminar is open to all. It is a great way of gaining further insight into the intermediary world, current developments and networking. The agenda from the Nov 18 Annual Conference at Wyboston Lakes is available to view here.
The recent cases I have had and the willingness of other professionals and organisations to learn about the intermediary role have reminded me why I wished to learn this (role) in the first place.