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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 [...]

Business as (un)usual – Our online solution for workplace discipline investigations and virtual investigation meetings

By |2020-03-26T18:16:12+00:00March 26th, 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, Seminars and Workshops, Sport, Training, Uncategorized, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Business as (un)usual - Our online solution for workplace discipline investigations and virtual investigation meetings. It is a sad reality that even in times of catastrophic crisis there remains a demand to conduct workplace investigations. If anything it is even more vital that they are conducted with skill, sensitivity, and empathy, the crisis faced by all is challenging enough without added strains of inconsiderate and insensitive  investigation. It is equally critical that investigations already underway or awaiting outcomes are not neglected or overlooked, adding additional strain on those involved; long-term well-being and mental health must remain central to decision-making. Business continuity, [...]

Reporting serious sexual misconduct – crucial advice for students AND staff.

By |2020-03-12T13:39:38+00:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Professional Development, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Reviewing the advice published by McAllister Olivarius and The 1752 Group a simple and obvious measure to improve service delivery to victims of sexual misconduct that might amount to a criminal offence came to mind and I can't believe we didn't think of it before. Maybe because sometimes you're so professionally absorbed that you need to take a step back to see the woods for the trees! If YOU decide to report such an incident to your institution and YOU decide that you want it investigated by them under their discipline code insist that the interviewer has a specialist qualification in [...]

AMOSSHE 2020 Winter Bulletin

By |2020-02-28T10:19:25+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

AMOSSHE 2020 Winter Bulletin In this, our first contribution to AMOSSHE's seasonal bulletin, we focus on reassurance and rationale to explain how we maintain our independence and ethos in an area of business that is entering a transformational 'change' era. If you would like to understand more about how we support HE with training and investigation services, indeed share the learning from dozens of successful investigations, please contact the team at info@dev.intersolglobal.com The short bulletin can be read here  

Congratulations to Queensland Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries

By |2020-02-28T09:19:53+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Seminars and Workshops, Training|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Queensland Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries The latest cohort from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have today completed an advanced investigative interview course in Brisbane, Australia. Facilitated by our COO and Case manager, Mick Confrey, the course reflects the only investigative interviewing course in the world that has been externally accredited as a qualification as opposed to self-certification and received excellent feedback from all delegates. Are you a regulatory that values investing in staff? Do you want to set the standard from the top? Do you believe that investigators with the power to change lives should be [...]

NEW! Level 3 Skillsfirst Award in ‘Dealing With Difficult Conversations’

By |2020-02-28T20:44:42+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Safety, Investigative Interviewing, Professional Development, Training|Tags: , , , , |

NEW! Level 3 Skillsfirst Award in 'Dealing With Difficult Conversations'  By popular demand and as a first step to a level 3 qualification to conduct Investigative (Forensic) Interviews in Health and Safety we have launched this 2-day face to face training course as a core competency of, and complementary to, any other investigation training you may have undertaken. As regular speakers at IOSH conferences nationally we have developed the content based on specific feedback to ensure relevancy and proportionality, setting this training award way above any generic training offered elsewhere. "Absolutely crucial training for any H&S investigator I'm amazed that it [...]

Why turning a blind eye is no longer acceptable

By |2020-02-26T16:09:51+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog|Tags: , |

Why turning a blind eye is no longer acceptable We heard yesterday from the long-awaited national enquiry into Cyril Smith that the Westminster establishment ‘turned a blind eye’ to child abuse allegations. Smith and other high-profile MPs were protected from police action by their parties as their whips tried to avoid damaging ‘gossip and scandal’, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded in a damning assessment of political culture spanning years. Institutions ‘significantly failed in their responses to allegations’ of child abuse, it finds, criticising former Liberal leader Lord Steel for failing to pass on claims against Smith - [...]

Cambridge college head ‘steps back’ over handling of sex complaints

By |2020-02-23T19:40:37+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Trinity Hall: Cambridge college head 'steps back' over handling of sex complaints The head of a Cambridge college has stepped back from his duties after allegations he mishandled a series of sexual misconduct complaints. Dr Jeremy Morris, the master of Trinity Hall, has agreed to move aside while an internal review into procedures is under way. It comes after both students and staff were accused of misconduct in recent years. Trinity Hall said the decision was subject to further consultation. Comment: Whilst there remains work to be done many institutions are starting to realise that these are issues that can no [...]

AMOSSHE Winter Conference – Mental Health and Wellbeing

By |2020-02-17T16:42:24+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Conferences, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

AMOSSHE Winter Conference - Mental Health and Wellbeing  Intersol are delighted to sponsor AMOSSHE and their valuable work throughout 2020 and our CEO, Ian Hynes, and CFO, Philip Adlem, have been busy making the final plans to attend their sold-out Winter Conference in Bath later this week. The dreadful cost to mental health and wellbeing of NOT conducting discipline investigations empathetically, thoroughly, and fairly to determine reliable outcomes is often incalculable. Those adversely affected by inappropriate investigation methods and process not only include reporting and reported students but extends to those members of staff charged with the heavy responsibility of conducting [...]

NDAs – The Ticking Time-Bomb for Universities?

By |2020-02-12T13:00:44+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Education, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training, University News|Tags: , , , , , , |

NDAs - The Ticking Time-Bomb for Universities? Universities ‘gagging sexual assault claims’ according to the BBC The BBC have today reported that Universities are gagging students to prevent them from disclosing details of sexual assaults, bullying and poor teaching. The report details how several students told the BBC that they felt ‘pressured’ into signing NDA’s (non-disclosure agreements), with one student being told she would be expelled if she broke her contract. According to Universities UK, a representative body for UK Universities, NDA’s should not be used to silence students. The BBC submitted FOI requests to expose the statistics in the number [...]

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