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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to educate about how to approach interviewing a child in these difficult circumstances. It demonstrates techniques that should be praised as well as techniques that should be criticised, and allows consideration of this both in terms of family and criminal proceedings.

After completing the course you will:
  • Recognise the best techniques for interviewing a child;
  • Have a critical understanding of the Achieving Best Evidence guidelines in practice;
  • Understand how the interviewing techniques used impact on the evidence that is gained, and the eventual court proceedings.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Achieving Best Evidence Guidelines.

In this podcast, Brenda Robinson discusses the findings of her research into 140 interviews with children about alleged sexual abuse. She analyses whether the "Achieving Best Evidence" guidelines are being put into practice, and how they could be improved.

Podcast Added: 27/10/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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