Achieving best evidence (ABE) - Antser
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Achieving best evidence (ABE)

This highly specialised 5 day course supports participants to develop the tools to plan, prepare and conduct an interview with a victim and/or witness by complying with the requirements and competences compatible with carrying out an interview and/or an investigation
In-house
5 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

 

  • Complete a forensic interview of a child using the guidelines set down.
  • Be able to plan and prepare a forensic interview.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comply with the guidance at the point of ‘initial contact’ with a potentially vulnerable of intimidated victim / witness
  • Develop and execute strategies for dealing with difficult situations that may occur during interviews
  • Explain how fragile the memory is and how we, as interviewers can influence an interviewee’s recall
  • Explain the difference between recollection and recognition
  • Explain the contribution that Sexual Assault Referral Centres and their staff can make in relevant enquiries.

Description

This is a highly specialised, intensive course that complies with current ABE legal requirements. It is delivered by professionals who have been interviewing and training in accordance in legislation for over 20 years. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the tools to plan, prepare and conduct an interview with a victim and/or witness by complying with the requirements and competences compatible with carrying out an interview and/or an investigation. This course equips the participants to carry out assessments effectively and can be tailored to your organization’s needs.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • History and where we are now
  • Judges views and criticisms
  • Barriers to disclose
  • How to aid children in disclosing abuse
  • Questioning Styles format and structure of ABE interview
  • ABE Assessments Physical Abuse Scenario
  • ABE Assessments and re-assessments
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Handouts
  • Practice guide
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
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