The Scottish Government will organise and fund pre-registration training for assessment of competences required for the role of the ChIRP for solicitors expressing interest in registering as a ChIRP. The ChIRP would be expected to renew this training annually running from the date of registration.
The pre-service training is expected to span two days, will be delivered online, is likely to take place mid/late September 2021, and will include:
- the role and function of ChIRPs
- the standards expected of ChIRPs
- how ChIRPs may best ascertain the views of a child
- the roles and functions of other persons involved in an investigative interview
The Scottish Government will cover the costs for this training.