This course is for intermediaries who have completed a one-day basic workshop on 'Working with Defendants (WwD)' and would now like to extend and further develop their skills and strategies for working with vulnerable defendants.
This course will provide a forum for further professional development for those intermediaries who have already started working in this field, by evaluating the current challenges in the court approach to the use of intermediaries, offer the opportunity to discuss controversies in our work e.g. boundaries, asserting our role, and consider how we may develop the professionalism of the role further.
Participants will share their experiences as well as being provided with other real (anonymised) cases to discuss. The course will help participants look at solutions to more complex issues. We will also spend some time on the real practice of simplifying language.
We will consider:
The City Law School will deliver this CPD course in conjunction with Intermediaries for Justice (IfJ). The course will be run in the form of a small group workshop with high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas.
Course Facilitators: Paula Backen, Rachel Cohen and Robin Sellers.