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North West based Intersol Global, design and deliver the worlds first accredited and regulated training to conduct workplace ‘investigative’ interviews.

By |2020-02-17T16:51:48+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|

Virgin trains east coast (VTEC), recognising the many business benefits for health and safety, HR, staff development, and reliable decision-making, worked with Intersol to contextualise course content and roll out the training to 15 staff as stage 1 of a broader strategic plan to better equip teams with the skills to conduct reliable and meaningful workplace meetings and enquiries – The first in the world to achieve the accreditation. Intersol have since gone on to deliver the same accreditation to Pinsent Masons lawyers, supporting them to achieve another ‘world-first’ for corporate lawyers and set them apart from other law firms, and are [...]

Investigative Interviewing – Level 3 Accreditation – Unit 1

By |2020-02-17T16:46:42+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|

Now that they’ve moved into their new Head Office in South Manchester, recognising that many institutions have neither the capacity or resilience of larger ‘entities’, and responding to widespread demand, Intersol are able to offer Unit 1 of this unique qualification to a wider audience and certificate an understanding of the principles of fact-finding investigative interviews. This unit can be ‘banked’ for 6 months and complemented by Unit 2 (a further 2 days) to achieve the full level 3 accreditation.Delivered onsite at our offices within DeVere Cheadle House, this presents a great opportunity to work with and learn from the worlds [...]

Capacity in the Family Court: difficult decisions

By |2019-12-19T10:11:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Training|

Capacity in the context of family proceedings raises some complex issues – this seminar explores these with some case studies covering basic principles and how these are applied. On behalf of a valued associate see here for more details and booking arrangements: Capacity-Flyer-8mar18-1

Managing Investigation Meetings – Workshops

By |2020-02-17T16:49:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Training|

Intersol are delighted to host a series of ‘open’ 2-day workshops at their new in-house training venue in South Manchester. Designed specifically with SMEs, sole traders, and individuals in mind these workshops are an ideal introduction into the world of workplace investigation and fact-finding interviews, enabling you to manage those difficult conversations and meetings more effectively, confidently, and productively. Attracting meaningful accreditation and a platform to a level 3 OFQUAL regulated award see the following link on the Intersol Utube channel for more detail : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSg-JOf41gY 

Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail

By |2019-12-19T10:09:28+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up to fail?” (Professor of forensic psychology) “As a defence lawyer a primary objective is to rigorously test and challenge witness credibility” (UK QC) A decade ago I embarked on a journey to improve the standard of investigation for survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assaults. Why? Because those standards were inconsistent, a post-code lottery, too often incompetent, and led directly to tragic loss of life and ruination families. Moreso, as ‘contact offences’ they are all ‘theoretically’ detectable given competence and tactical use of evidence throughout the case [...]

Inside Court 12: The complete story of the Belfast rape trial. Routinely setting victims up to fail.

By |2019-12-19T10:06:03+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

How ironic that the next post on this news feed is this piece reproduced courtesy of the Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/inside-court-12-the-complete-story-of-the-belfast-rape-trial-1.3443620 How it reinforces everything highlighted in the last post reproduced here for ease of reference: Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail “Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up to fail?” (Professor of forensic psychology) “As a defence lawyer a primary objective is to rigorously test and challenge witness credibility” (UK QC) A decade ago I embarked on a journey to improve the standard of investigation for survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assaults. Why? [...]

Managing Workplace Conversations – Intersol accredit the accreditors!

By |2020-02-17T16:50:29+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audit and Compliance, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops|

Skillsfirst Awards are delighted to get requests and referrals from new and existing clients wanting us to support the development of qualifications, especially for niche markets. Here Mick Confrey, COO Intersol Global, explains how our two organisations have worked together to develop the IIC3 Level 3 Certificate in Investigative Interviewing (RQF), the first of it’s kind ! Together, Intersol Global and Skillsfirst Awards developed the first qualification of its kind, the IIC3 Level 3 Certificate in Investigative Interviewing (RQF). The qualification is built of two units: Understanding Investigative Interviewing and, Gathering Information and Evidence Using Investigative Interviewing. “Having developed the qualification, [...]

Rape and DV Survivors-Preserving their Evidence

By |2019-12-19T10:01:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The attached case study compellingly sums up why we need to give more thought to the forensic cold-storage of victims testimony in those many cases where they don’t want any police involvement. Not just to better enable and protect them should they change their mind and become exposed to the adversarial active defence tactics of QCs but to protect other members of the public from becoming victims and having to ‘survive’. The case study speaks for itself, has application in many other ways (think of all those impacted by recent terrorist atrocities – never more poignant than on the anniversary [...]

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