This course will be aimed at Intermediaries and other professionals working in the justice system who wish to develop their understanding of child development, the development of communication skills and how cognitive and linguistic development influences the completeness, coherence and accuracy of children’s evidence. It will offer an opportunity to revise, update and discuss.
Intermediaries who do not work with children currently or have not done so for many years should be aware that in order to extend their skill sets and to fulfil competency requirements course attendance must be combined with additional CPD (e.g. nursery placement) before pursuing work as an Intermediary with the child population.
The course will be run in the form of a small group workshop with high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Prepared slides/handouts guide the process rather than impart information. The training will involve different ways of presenting information in order to consider people’s different learning preferences and styles.
The City Law School and the School of Health Sciences will deliver this CPD course in conjunction with Intermediaries for Justice (IfJ). This course is for IfJ members only and will be delivered by 'Olwen Cockell' and 'Professor Lucy Henry'.
For further information on IfJ and how to become a member please visit IfJ's website.
Having attended the course participants will have: