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Victim of Domestic Violence or Serious Sexual Assault? Your memory is a crime scene and merits all the protection afforded to a physical crime scene. The Issues Domestic abuse and serious sexual assault offences frequently present unique challenges insofar as some ‘survivors’ are not immediately confident enough to formally report events, are intimidated not to do so, have little confidence in the authorities, or, as in this case, are unable to do so due to the nature of injuries inflicted. The passage of time has a real impact on criminal investigations: memory fades, is contaminated by external influence, becomes distorted, less accessible, and accuracy decreases (Penrod et al 1982. Wixted & Ebbeson, 1991 & 1997. Goldsmith et al 2005). Moreover, the criminal justice system offers little in the way of support for sterile, forensic recall of events. Indeed, this sets victims up for failure when under cross-examination by a skilled
CSE - Sex for Food - UN knew of sex-for-food scandal at top charities. "More than a dozen international aid organisations are implicated in a sex-for-food scandal documented by an official United Nations report that has never been published. The Times has obtained a copy of the 84-page document produced by research teams working in west Africa for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children in 2001. It identified more than 40 aid organisations “whose workers are alleged to be in sexually exploitative relationships with refugee children”. Many were small local charities but the list included 15 international organisations including the UNHCR and the World Food Programme and the British charities Save the Children and Merlin. International NGOs including Médecins Sans Frontières, Care International, the International Rescue Committee, the International Federation of Red Cross Societies and the Norwegian Refugee Council were also named in the report. The Commons
Rape and DV Survivors-Preserving their Evidence 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 of the Manchester bombing), and if you'd like to know more please just contact the team at info@intersolglobal.com SAI Case Study  
Managing Workplace Conversations - Intersol accredit the accreditors! 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, Intersol Global further worked with Skillsfirst to proudly become a Recognised Centre." In response to demand from customers we have also now been approved for CPD points so for those organisations recognising CPD it's a "win-win". If you're investing in training and
Inside Court 12: the complete story of the Belfast rape trial. Routinely setting victims up to fail 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? 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
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? 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 management process. During this 'journey' I was able to 'forensically' review the case management of many hundreds of such investigations, every stage exposed and subject to rigorous scrutiny, in 48 specific cases the reviews were supported by a senior investigation officer and a
Managing Investigation Meetings - Workshops 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   
Capacity in the Family Court: difficult decisions 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)
Investigative Interviewing - Level 3 Accreditation - Unit 1     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 foremost subject matter experts, share experiences, and network with like-minded professionals, enabling you to be better placed to handle those difficult fact-finding workplace interviews and meetings. Unlike others we are not simply a training company; yes we