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Achieving Best Evidence (ABE)

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Course Tutors
Nicola Kerr
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Target Audience
Social Workers - Children
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Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff
Developing Practice / Personal Development
Course description

Course Delivery information

This a multi-session course of three days virtual and one day face to face.

Start times are 09:30 - 16:30 . We aim to finish at 15: 30 on day four.

Virtual breakout rooms are required during the first three days and face to face interview technique practice on day 4.

Pre course reading:

Delegates are requested to have read Chapters 2 and 3 of ABE March 2011 before they attend the course.

Course Outline:

Delegates will be learning from the ABE March 2011guidance in relation to investigative interviewing of children. They will understand the need to accuracy and effective listening skills, understand the needs of the children as victims of serious child abuse. The delegates will be able to have a good grasp of the rules around investigative interviewing and learn the techniques required to gain best evidence from a child to present to a Jury at a Crown Court Hearing. The national PEACE model will be explained and delegates are placed into a practice interview with role players to demonstrate their understanding of the model.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

• PEACE , understand and apply the investigative model
• ABE- understand the main points of ABE Questioning styles, consider the dangers of incorrect questioning and to use appropriate question styles to obtain best evidence
• Note taking/ record keeping – demonstrate good record keeping using the spider graph model
• Investigation V Evidence-understand the difference between evidence and investigative topics and apply them during the interview
• Be able to apply the use of a registered intermediary
• Adopt the correct use of special measures and court preparation

Additional Information

This is not a theory only course, delegates will be aske dto actively engage with actors in role play to practic etheir interview techniques.

Start Date
Monday 19 April 2021
End Date
Thursday 22 April 2021
Closing Date
Sunday 18 April 2021
09:30 - 16:30
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