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.