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Achieving Best Evidence - Children NOW AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE TRAINING 

Video Recorded Interviews with children using the Achieving Best Evidence guidance are crucial to the investigation and prosecuition of child abuse cases. Increasingly, such interviews are being used in the Family Courts to enable children to have their evidence, wishes and feelings heard in civil proceedings.This popular course has been developed and delivered in partnership with Allied Child Protection Consultants Ltd. It is designed for Police Officers and Social Workers concerned with child safeguarding. This ABE programme utilises the SIPPS principles of Trauma Informed Practice and Evidence Led Safeguarding and Investigation to deliver superior video recorded interviews for both the Criminal and Civil Courts
Duration: 5 Days Trainers: Craig Barlow and Alec Love 
To provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in the effective interviewing and support of children and young people to the standard required within Achieving Best Evidence guidance and the Criminal Justice Process. 
On completion of the course, participants will be able to: 
Demonstrate knowledge of the Achieving Best Evidence Guidance, The Victim's Code of Practice and the relevant legislation in relation to their roles and responsibilities. 
Undertake good pre-interview assessments and plan their interviews according to the needs of the Child or Young Person 
Demonstrate skills in the interviewing of children and young people as witnesses in accordance with the guidance framework. 
Recognise and demonstrate skills in the interviewing of children and young people with disabilities and those that may have experienced trauma. 
Recognise and demonstrate skills in interviewing children targeted by Organised Crime Groups. 
Recognise and apply the principles of multi-agency working. 
Describe the requirements for the support and preparation of witnesses. 
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