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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 [...]

Intersol and Polonious partner to deliver unique Investigation Case Management Solution (ICMS)

By |2020-04-28T11:45:51+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Audit and Compliance, Audit and GRC, CEO's Blog, Financial Services, Health, Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Products and Solutions, Regulators, Sport, Training, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , |

Intersol Global and Polonious are delighted to announce their strategic partnership to deliver an Investigation Case Management Solution to a range of global markets. The collaboration fuses the world class practical investigation expertise of Intersol with the technical knowledge and support of Polonious. Initial focus will be on safeguarding, sport and education, business areas in which both companies have an existing established footprint. Daniel Skeggs (pictured), UK representative of Polonious said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership, it will add significant value to investigations across many sectors. Following on from our successful deployments in religious and academic institutions in Australia we [...]

Ex Chief Crown Prosecutor, Nick Hawkins, First Barrister In The World To Achieve Intersol Global’s Online Investigative Interviewing Training Award.

By |2020-04-17T17:02:51+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Amongst other achievements Nick Hawkins was a Chief Crown Prosecutor for 15 years and is now a practising barrister at Normanton Chambers and MD of The Hawkins Consultancy. After a recent period delivering projects collegiately, particularly training and reviewing discipline investigations in the Higher Education sector, Nick enrolled on our online course “Understanding Investigative Interviewing”, meaningful blended learning validated and regulated by our training accreditation partners at Skillsfirst. Nick is the first barrister in the world to take this award, joining innovative lawyers from Pinsent Masons who see the added value in forensic interviewing that delivers reliable and accurate detail so [...]

Alex Salmond – The story that could have been the biggest of the year

By |2020-03-31T08:32:59+00:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alex Salmond - The story that could have been the biggest of the year (Ack to The Times and others) If we weren't in the midst of the biggest crisis in living memory, we would have been bombarded about the Alex Salmond case. After being acquitted of all charges against him, Salmond is now considering legal action against claims made against him by the media. In a further twist to the tale, it has been reported that Salmond's QC, Gordon Jackson, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints commission over remarks he is alleged to have made on a train on [...]

Covid 19. Attitude and Behaviour – Betaris Box

By |2020-03-28T18:04:00+00:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Professional Development, Uncategorized|

Covid 19. Attitude and Behaviour - Betaris Box Never has a psychological learning model been so appropriate than in the extraordinary times the world now faces and whether Betaris is a person or place remains debatable. But what has Betaris got to do with the Covid 19 pandemic? What isn't debatable is that once you grasp the principles of this model and moderate your attitudes and behaviours accordingly, the impact on your life and those around you has the potential to be life-changing. That MY attitude and behaviour has potential to impact and reflect itself and effect YOUR attitude and behaviour [...]