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Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Social Care Workforce Development

Achieving Best Evidence

Duration : 1 days
Prerequisites : Please download the following information to read prior to the course:
Target Audience : This Course is for Child Care Social Workers and Key Workers at Initial Contact phase and concentrates on the requirements of Achieving Best Evidence principles at the initial contact phase of a Child Protection investigation.

Learning Outcomes

Understand multi-agency approach to Child Protection and the ABE Four Phased model of interviewing

Apply ABE guidance in order to effectively manage the initial contact phase of the investigation and Improve knowledge as to the processes involved in specialist interviews with the vulnerable and disadvantaged

Develop an appreciation of effective communication skills both verbal and non-verbal and be able to apply appropriate planning considerations at initial contact leading to improved forensic interviews

Raising staff confidence levels, leading to increased job satisfaction and higher employee engagement levels

Raising levels of confidence and accuracy from witnesses. Improved levels of knowledge, planning and investigator skills which raise effectiveness and save time with relevant cost benefits

More complete, accurate and reliable information obtained by the improved use of notetaking. Less duplication of effort (e.g. Re-interviewing). Greater consistency in performance. Better deployment in staff (use of experts) Better decision making in legal proceedings. Enhanced creditability. Improved public trust and confidence. Recognise the added value, security and risk reduction of visually-recording of interviews

Start dateVenueStatus
24/06/2019 Foxes Lane, Conference Room A Places available
04/09/2019 Foxes Lane, Conference Room A Places available
28/01/2020 Foxes Lane, Conference Room A Places available