Publication - Advice and guidance

Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland

Published: 19 Dec 2011
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781780455914

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

Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland
APPENDICES

APPENDICES

Appendix A - provides an overview of conducting the investigative interview. Current research indicates that interviewers find a highly structured interview protocol easiest to use and most effective.

Appendix B - provides an overview on the role of supervisors and managers in briefing and debriefing practitioners.

Appendix C - outlines the benefits of visually recording joint investigative interviews.

Appendix D - provides an information leaflet on consent for children, their parents or carers.

Appendix E - provides a sample of a 'child friendly' consent form.

Appendix F - outlines the categories of interview suites, the accommodation standards expected and the level of equipment to be installed in each category.

Appendix G - provides guidance on the restricted classification of visual recordings along with data handling standards.