Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland

Good practice guidance for police officers and social workers who are carrying out joint investigative interviews with child witnesses


ACPOS Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland
ADSW Association of Directors of Social Work
COPFS Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service
DPA Data Protection Act 1998
ESDU Electronic Service Delivery Unit (SCS)
GIRFEC Getting it Right for Every Child
GPMS Government Protective Marking Scheme
JII Joint investigative interview
JIIT Joint investigative interview training
NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NSG National Steering Group
PF Procurator Fiscal
SCRA Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
SCS Scottish Court Service
SE Scottish Executive; the name of the Scottish Government during the research period; references to the Executive are retained throughout
SG Scottish Government
SPR Standard prosecution report (and SPR2) which the police complete
SW Social work
VWA Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

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