CPD Course: Law and Policing for Intermediaries - adapting communication for specialist interviews. IfJ member only

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

Event details


9 Jan 2020


City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom

Event Fees

Member £ 150.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20

This CPD course is delivered in conjunction with The City Law School and the School of Health Sciences.

Online booking open here.

Course facilitator: Robin St. John Sellers, DC Paula Witham/ DS Paul Haywood/ DC Naomi Morrison, Investigative Training Specialists, Dr Kevin Smith, National Vulnerable Witness Advisor - NCA  and author of ABE guidance since 2007. 

Who is this course for? This course has been developed for intermediaries. 

Course aim:

- This course is an introduction to the legal framework within which we are operating, the role of the CPS and the Police, the rights-based laws which apply in all areas, and the specific legal principles which apply in the criminal and family courts.

- We will share with you what each court looks like and who you will find in different courts and we will explain some key legal terminology so that you can better understand what is being discussed in court.

- We will then look at how to apply this information to the work we do, supporting communication.

- Our aim is to promote a better working knowledge and understanding of the whole system within which intermediaries are a cog and play a vital role. 

- Discussion regarding Practice Directions and Rules and the Equal Treatment Bench Book will be included.

Course content:

By the end of the course participants will:

1. Understand the fundamentals about the law and how it is applied (legislation and common law explained)

2. Understand rights law which applies to everyone (including the vulnerable with whom we work)

3. Have the technical language we hear in court explained (Indictment, burden of proof etc) and be given information about who we will encounter in each court

4. Learn about the role of the CPS, who they are and what they do

5. Learn some basics about the law that the police have to work to, PACE for example

6. Understand the current climate in the criminal and family courts which may affect the court’s approach to our appointment.

The course fee includes a light lunch and refreshments. If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please email your requirements/requests to cpd@city.ac.uk no later than 7 days before the course date.

Cancellation policy:  
If you wish to cancel your booking 30 or more days before a course/assessment start date, you have the option of receiving a refund minus a charge of £100. If you wish to cancel with less than 30 days before the course/assessment start date, the cancellation fee will be the total course fee. If you wish to cancel your booking please do so in writing by emailing: cpd@city.ac.uk. They will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within 5 working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within 14 days of you informing us of the cancellation, however, City and IfJ will not be liable for any travel, accommodation or any other costs as a result of any cancellation.

If you are unable to attend the course you may substitute another delegate by giving City 24 hours’ notice - please email cpd@city.ac.uk

Please see City Terms and Conditions for full Terms and Conditions. (Section VI, 3.3-3.6 for the cancellation policy).