- Bromley, GB
- £30 /hr
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I was employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and worked on the Vulnerable and Intimidated Witness Team, Serious Crime Directorate. This was a small team responsible for providingmore...I was employed by the Metropolitan Police Service and worked on the Vulnerable and Intimidated Witness Team, Serious Crime Directorate. This was a small team responsible for providing strategic and operational advice on many complex issues, ranging from murder and child abuse to robbery, which require analytical skills along with the ability to make swift, high-level decisions.
I was responsible for training police officers and personnel from outside agencies in interviewing techniques and skills with vulnerable adults and children who have been witnesses or victims of crime. I was and still am committed to developing competency skills of personnel involved in interviewing and as a result have assisted with the development of Standard Operating Procedures and have written training packages, which have been delivered, to front line Police Officers and personnel from other organisations involved with investigation in child abuse at foundation and advanced level.
I have liaised with Home Office departments, in particular the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. I gave advice on how to conduct statements from vulnerable adults and children and to assess recordings for their content and practice. I also train other personnel to deliver these packages to a multi-agency audience.
I was also part of a multi disciplinary team assembled to evaluate training material produced by the Welsh Assembly Government.
During my last 14 years as a Police Officer I was responsible for training Police Officers of all ranks and departments in identifying child abuse and then conducting investigations. The child abuse training consisted of Law both criminal and civil, procedures and policies for both Police and Social Services.
I am also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, in the school for Health and Social Sciences. My particular field is Child abuse and identifying children who may have been abused.
In January and February 2006 I was invited to train staff from the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland in recording visual statements from vulnerable victims and witnesses.
I am currently a member of the Office for Criminal Justice Reform selection panel for ‘Intermediaries’, who once selected are placed on a national register of intermediaries.
I am now the Training Manager of a company that specialises in training individuals to record statements from vulnerable witness both adult and children, we also provide multi-agency and child protection training to organisation that are required to deal with child abuse.
I have also been acknowledge as a contributor to the new Achieving Best Evidence document which is the Governments published guidance on interviewing vulnerable witnesses.
I have recently delivered Chid Protection, level 1 and 2 training to Marie Stopes International., a registered charity and I have also delivered an Investigation skills training course to Home Farm Trust, also a charitable organisation. and Interviewing skills courses to Hampshire Social Services.
During 2008 I delivered level 2 Safeguarding Children training to all staff at Trafford General Hospital, Manchester
I was part of a small team carrying out an internal enquiry into Chid Protection procedures at a school for boys with behavioural problems in Milton Keynes. This report was presented to the Milton Keynes council in early 2009.
I have also delivered level 3 Safeguarding Children Training to numerous education facilities around the country and am at present in the middle of a set of courses for midwives in the South London area.
Area Covered: All UK
Work Experience Summary: I have been involved in the writting and delivery of Safeguarding children packages for the past 10 years. I have delivered training to Police Officers, Social Workers, Teachers and Health workers.
I was commissioned to write and deliver a Level 2 safeguarding childrens course to all staff at Trafford NHS hospital.
I have delivered training to all aspects of the education system.
Education Summary: University of Portsmouth
Batchelor of Science in Policing and Police Studies
The University of Greenwich, Post Compulsory Education and Training (PGCE)