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


10 Jun 2020


University of Sunderland
United Kingdom

Event Fees

Member £ 150.00

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

This CPD course is delivered in conjunction with The City Law School

Online booking open here.

Course facilitators: Robin St John Sellers (Senior Lecturer City Law School and Barrister),Dr Kev Smith (National Vulnerable Witness Adviser) and Police Investigative Interviewing specialists

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

Course Aim: This course provides intermediaries with (a) an understanding of the investigative interviewing framework, tools and techniques which the police are trained to use in witness and suspect interviews and (b) a broad understanding of the legal framework covering rights based laws, the life of a prosecution and specific legal principles which apply in the criminal and other courts. Legal terminology will be explained and legal concepts which intermediaries come across in criminal trials. The aim is to give participants an invaluable understanding of how to apply this information to the work intermediaries do, when supporting communication.

Course requirements: IfJ Full, International or Associate member. Join here.

Course content:

· An in depth review of the investigative interviewing framework which police officers use in ABE and suspect interviews

· Tools and techniques employed by the police in interview and the implications for intermediary work

· Topical issues for intermediaries in investigative interviewing (including interview planning, preparing the witness for the interview, leading questions and the use of drawings, photographs and props)

· An introduction to the law of England and Wales, the role of the CPS and the Police, the rights-based laws which apply in all courts, and the specific legal principles which apply in the criminal and family courts.

· You will learn about the different courts and who you will find in different courts and key legal terminology will be explained so that you can better understand what is being discussed in court.

· There will also be an opportunity to ask the questions about the criminal law and process which you have come across and not fully understood.

· The course will also look at how to apply this information to the work intermediaries do, supporting communication.

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 V1, 3.3-3.6 for the cancellation policy).

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled with a weeks notice and a full refund given. Book here.