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From psychopaths to ‘everyday sadists’: why do humans harm the harmless?

By |2020-09-25T09:43:30+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

From psychopaths to ‘everyday sadists’: why do humans harm the harmless? Critcal knowledge for all forensic investigative interviewers. https://theconversation.com/from-psychopaths-to-everyday-sadists-why-do-humans-harm-the-harmless-144017?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2025%202020%20-%201741516859&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2025%202020%20-%201741516859+CID_054444a81388410f22cbd4510d76740b&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=From%20psychopaths%20to%20everyday%20sadists%20why%20do%20humans%20harm%20the%20harmless  

Rola-Cola or Coca-Cola Investigation Training – Your Shout!

By |2020-09-18T17:51:07+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Rola-Cola or Coca-Cola Investigation Training - Your Shout! What's Peter Kay got to do with investigation training? Not a lot other than he shares a Lancashire heritage (and some would say physical profile) with our Director of Learning & Development, John Crook. BUT the similarity doesn't stop there. Just as you can have a cheap drink you can have cheap training. Our philosophy at Intersol Global is that you get what you pay for, for those that remember "Never mind the width, feel the quality"! This is a great day for the Intersol team as it marks the completion of their [...]

Corporate lawyers qualify to interview witnesses.

By |2020-09-11T16:45:51+00:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Safeguarding|

Public inquiries and investigations: handling witness evidence "Witnesses called before a proposed public inquiry into the UK's handling of the coronavirus pandemic will have to be treated professionally and sensitively if the inquiry is to be a success. In order to deliver reliability, witnesses must be treated sensitively and 'forensically' interviewed to ensure the integrity of the interview and the accuracy of the evidence; and to avoid re-traumatising them". The words of Julian Diaz-Rainey, partner at Pinsent Masons, the global law firm with whom we've had the pleasure to work with for several years now on behalf of Manchester City FCs [...]

Intersol Global and ‘Say So’ partner to deliver even more Extraordinary Case Management (ECM®)

By |2020-08-07T13:47:35+00:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Safeguarding, Sport|Tags: , , , , , |

Intersol Global and ‘Say So’ partner to deliver even more Extraordinary Case Management (ECM®) Another piece in the investigation case management jigsaw. Intersol Global and Say So are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that adds yet more value to investigation case management, delivering even more extraordinary results for businesses keen to manage risk and reduce cost whilst improving service and ensuring compliance. At their first meeting both entities immediately identified that they shared ethical values and philosophy; that people, healthy positive culture, and reputation were the greatest asset of any organisation. Shaun Keep, founding director at Say So said: “The [...]

When Safeguarding Case Management (SCM) Goes Wrong

By |2020-06-15T18:25:11+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Safeguarding, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When Safeguarding Case Management (SCM) Goes Wrong When safeguarding goes wrong the consequences are frequently catastrophic and life-changing. Whether it's sports, education, charities, health, or the workplace, there is no shortage of examples of the devastating impact of sub-standard Safeguarding Case Management (SCM). Increasing commissions to review SCM highlight the inter-dependancies of proactive and reactive phases of SCM. Only when the proactive goes wrong or is found wanting is the relationship between them scrutinised and the reactive phase triggered. That phase is NOT just about apportioning blame, 'putting a head on a stick', it is as much about WHY something has [...]

Trauma informed remote interviewing of vulnerable witnesses

By |2020-06-05T11:32:10+00:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Conferences, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Trauma informed remote interviewing of vulnerable witnesses At a time when interviewing key witnesses face to face is particularly challenging this short paper highlights some specific challenges when that witness is vulnerable, particularly in the context of trauma informed investigation. Much has been discussed on webinars about the benefits and pitfalls of remote interviewing and it is not unreasonable to think that there will be pressure post-Covid to conduct many more interviews 'virtually' to secure savings and efficiencies, and rightly so. However, there must always remain those instances when there is no substitute for the benefits and well-being secured by face [...]

Skillsfirst revalidate our self-awarding status

By |2020-06-01T12:37:24+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Sport, Training|Tags: , , |

Skillsfirst revalidate our self-awarding status. Following recent annual inspection, we are delighted that we have again successfully met the regulatory criteria to be a Skillsfirst Awards, Recognised Centre (number 205.001). This means that Intersol can continue to award the Level 3 Certificate in Investigative Interviewing, IIC3. Inadequate and ill-informed investigative interviewing can destroy careers and lives, even cost them. This is why this qualification should be the minimum expectation of anybody entrusted with this heavy responsibility. We have proportionately and relevantly adapted this training making it meaningful for any business sector that conducts meetings to identify reliable facts and detail. If [...]

Discipline Panel Training Awarded 7 CPD Points.

By |2020-05-20T14:27:45+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Discipline Panel Training Awarded 7 CPD Points. Our online training for discipline panel members has been externally examined and been awarded 7hrs CPD points today. Developed in conjunction with The Hawkins Consultancy, this is the first step towards a comprehensive package to equip panel members with the skills and confidence to sit in judgement of civil discipline investigations that have potential to destroy lives and careers. As the world emerges from the perils of COVID 19 it is intended to complement this technical online training with a one day face to face practical day that will reinforce the learning and deliver [...]

NEW! University Discipline Panel Training

By |2020-05-19T14:31:52+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training|

NEW! University Discipline Panel Training Do you hold discipline panel hearings? Do you sit on a discipline panel? Do you want to understand the role and responsibility of a panel member better? "YES"? Then this new online training session is for you. Discipline panel hearings are the final stage of an investigation case management process (barring an appeal) and decisions reached have been known to destroy lives and careers if not cost them. Responding to requests from HEIs Intersol have partnered with a barrister, Nick Hawkins, who has a wealth of experience of discipline hearings in a civil context, to deliver [...]

What is Investigation Case Management? What Makes It Extraordinary?

By |2020-05-05T08:03:40+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Education, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Regulators, Sport, Training, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you or your organisation conduct investigations? Do you need to store and exchange information securely? Are your processes subject to scrutiny? Do you value your stake-holders welfare and well-being? Is risk and reputation management important to the business?  Yes, to any of the above? Read on!  What is an investigation?  An investigation is a thorough search for facts, especially those that are hidden or need to be sorted out in a complex situation. The goal of an investigation is usually to determine how or why something happened, not to apportion blame (Dictionary.com). Investigative skills are key cognitive areas of decision making that guide or [...]