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OFS – Urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct

By |2021-04-28T16:14:59+00:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of Higher Education in England. On 19th April 2021 OfS called for urgent action to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct in Universities and Colleges. OfS Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge urged all Higher Education providers to review their policies, systems, and procedures before the next academic year. This call for urgent action came on the same day as the OfS published their statement of expectations for preventing and addressing harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students in higher education. https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-wellbeing-and-protection/prevent-and-address-harassment-and-sexual-misconduct/statement-of-expectations/ In her blog on the OfS website Ms. Dandridge stated: “The statement provides a [...]

Sexual Abuse and Misconduct in Education – Corporate Position

By |2021-04-01T14:42:25+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

At Intersol Global we believe that primacy for the investigation of reports of sexual offending and misconduct must always reside with the police. We also believe that adults have a right to make an informed choice as to whether they report the matter to the police or not and understand that in some instances, on a risk to others basis, those receiving reports of sexual misconduct may be justified in overriding the individual’s choice and report the matter to the police. In all cases, reporting parties must be supported, and their welfare needs to be addressed. Our highly experienced investigators are [...]

Privileged to Support Victims of Serious Sexual Abuse in Football

By |2021-03-19T14:58:12+00:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week, Intersol Global's CEO Ian Hynes shared a few words, thoughts, and reflections upon the two reviews published earlier this week regarding Child Sexual Abuse in Football between 1970 - 2005. "Both the FA and Manchester City published reviews and reports this week. The FA review was titled an Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970-2005 by Clive Sheldon, whilst Manchester City FC published the findings of the Mulcahy report into sexual abuse of young footballers. Both of these reviews make the outcomes and learning very clear. Over several years, specialist Forensic Interviewers from Intersol Global led the [...]

Get 10 – 25% off Intersol Global online training courses this February – April

By |2021-02-09T13:38:54+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Training|

For a limited time, Intersol Global is offering 10 – 25% off online courses via Intersol Academy between February – April 2021. The discount offers 1-7 delegates 10% off an online course or 8 delegates 25% off an online course per organisation. For more than 8 delegates please contact our training team at info@intersolglobal.com. “I just wanted to say personally a huge thank you for what you delivered here today. I know that staff have been talking about how good both sessions were and the relevance to our services, they have been really empowered and inspired”. Social Service Safeguarding, HR Head [...]

A guide to empathy, rapport & trust in the workplace

By |2021-02-02T17:08:03+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Training|

As we enter Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week 2021 it presents an opportunity to better understand how empathy, rapport, and trust during workplace investigation meetings will do so much to support and deliver reliable outcomes for victims. Mick Confrey, Intersol chief operations officer, shares the experience of conducting hundreds of workplace cognitive interviews.  A key skill of an investigator conducting investigation meetings/interviews with persons reporting traumatic events is their ability to support and empower the person to give their account of events at their pace and in the order, they choose to relay the reported events. At the same [...]

Intersol Global align services with Calderbank HR

By |2021-01-29T16:59:49+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Human Resources|

Intersol Global is delighted to align services with Calderbank HR. Ian Hynes, CEO at Intersol Global said: “This alignment with the first-class services delivered by Calderbank HR affords a quite unique opportunity to deliver joined-up end-to-end workplace HR case management that will enable much better-informed decision-making, delivering reliable and fair outcomes for all staff, protecting reputation and saving money by ‘investing to save’”. Intersol Global train, qualify, advise, and conduct investigations and investigative interviewing within HR. They train and qualify you to better conduct low-risk volume investigations and support you by conducting the more serious and complex whilst ensuring you remain [...]

Intersol Global Train the UK Insolvency Service

By |2021-01-26T15:25:11+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Legal Services|

If you’re reading this it is likely that you will be aware that the new Attorney General guidelines came into force this month, January 2021, with impacted agencies expected to embrace the changes in their operational practice. “Proper disclosure of unused material remains a crucial part of a fair trial and is essential to avoiding miscarriages of justice. Disclosure remains one of the most important and complex issues in the criminal justice system, and it is a priority for this Government to encourage improvements in disclosure practice in order to ensure the disclosure regime operates effectively, fairly and justly. In November 2018, [...]

Five reasons to train your staff in ethical, effective and timely Investigations and Investigation Meetings

By |2021-01-26T12:16:21+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Training|

Investigations conducted poorly cost lives, livelihoods, and careers and have the potential to destroy reputations and brands. Ethical and effective investigations reliably inform reports ensuring better-informed decision-making. An ‘invest to save’ model with front-end investment will secure significant savings in the long-term. An effective investigation ‘shines a light’ on your ethics.  Investigations can be expensive. That cost can be measured not just in capital investment, but poor investigationswill lead to reputational risk, the destruction of careers, and in some cases cost life. Investigations inevitably place your ethics, philosophy, and core values under the microscope. Supporting your staff with a quality, accredited, [...]

Universities UK (UUK) “Tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents 2021″

By |2021-01-14T15:03:00+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Conferences|

Intersol Global are delighted to support the dedicated team at UUK at this forthcoming conference and share real-life practical experience of investigating violence, harassment, and hate incidents within the HE environment. Mick Confrey and Hazel George from Intersol Global will host a session entitled “Lessons learned from investigations into racial harassment”.                        Relying on the increasing number of external investigations conducted and managed by the experienced and diverse team from Intersol Global, this session will present and discuss results from investigations into racial harassment and how the lessons learned can influence [...]

Disciplinary Tribunals – A Game of Roulette?

By |2021-01-12T15:54:16+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Would you prefer to avoid a discipline tribunal? If you can’t avoid it do you want to be as well prepared as you can? On the day ACAS promoted their latest round of mock disciplinary tribunal training it’s worth a moment of reflection to better understand how you’ve got to that situation. Ask any lawyer what they examine first in a case and most will answer the investigation ‘process’. This tactic is based on the principle of ‘Active Defence’ (Ede & Shepherd 2000), the active forensic undermining of the investigation methodology and process. It relies on the fact that all investigations [...]

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