An opportunity to discuss key issues that impact on dealing effectively with vulnerable individuals from the point that they are identified as a suspect through to any subsequent court appearance.
The presentations will be delivered by a mix of experienced practitioners and proven academic researchers operating within the field of vulnerability.
Specific areas that will be covered at the conference will include:
- The history of the police’s approach to suspect vulnerability, including the subsequent impact on false confessions and miscarriages of justice.
- The many faces of vulnerability including those termed ‘hidden disabilities’.
Relevant legislation including recent changes to PACE and the definition of vulnerability within Code C.
- The role of the custody officer in assessing vulnerability.
- The role of the Appropriate Adult within the police station.
- Suspect Interview strategies – does one size fit all?
- Dealing with vulnerable voluntary attenders
- The role of the defence intermediary in the courtroom in ensuring effective participation from the vulnerable defendant.
- Policing Vulnerability in Scotland.
Location: Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, University of Sunderland, St Peters Campus, St Peters Way, Sunderland, SR6 ODD
For further information or information on bookings please contact the CaPE Team:
Telephone: 0191 515 3361