Course Introduction

This course will explain all aspects of Vulnerable and Intimidated witnesses and examine all elements of the investigative interview in accordance with Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) and the relevant legislation relating to roles and responsibilities.

Duration – 5 days

Next Course Date – Upon Request

Course Aimed at – Police Officers,Social Workers, Armed Forces

Cost – Upon Request

This course can be delivered as a Workshop, Classroom style or Virtual Live Online Training

Difficulty – Intermediate

Teacher – Various

Materials Provided – Workbook

Topics Covered

  • To enhance skills in interviewing vulnerable and intimidated witnesses with the guidance framework
  • Describe key development theories which may have an impact on a child witness
  • Develop a strategy for planning and coordination interviews
  • Outline the requirements for support and preparation of the witnesses
  • Understand the different questioning and cognitive techniques
  • Understand the emotional impact of the work and identify support systems
  • Understand how trauma caused by abuse can have a significant impact on the interview process
  • Understand the importance of conducting pre-interview assessments
  • Have knowledge of the Codes of Practice for victims

Course Description

This five day course is aimed at qualified social workers, police officers, armed forces and immigration officers who may come into regular contact with vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and victims.

This course has a significant practical element to ensure delegates are competent to assess and interview witnesses and victims.

It is desirable that Delegates have prior occupational knowledge regarding safeguarding adults and/or children before attending this course.