The course is aimed at Registered Intermediaries working across the justice system with children. Assisting very young children and older children can be very rewarding but it isn’t always a child’s play! Many intermediaries work in isolation, wondering perhaps if the assistance they’re providing is correct.
This course gives the opportunity to further understand how communication develops and how cognitive, psychological and linguistic development influences the completeness, coherence and accuracy of children’s evidence.
This day also offers an opportunity to discuss approaches, resources, recent research and much more.
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', Sarah Barker, Dr Kevin Smith 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: