This short course will allow you to enhance your skills and knowledge around managing and coordinating family liaisons for serious investigations and major incidents. You'll examine the strategies and risk assessments involved, as well as provide tactical advice to the Senior Investigating Officer.
You'll consider other stakeholders in the deployment of family liaison officers and the importance of effective communication and negotiation with them. You'll also explore the practicalities of the role and the importance of monitoring the deployment, plus the consideration of welfare of both the families and staff.
Throughout the module, you'll be introduced to structures designed to support the deployments and explore how to use relevant material in support of the development of the family liaison strategy and risk assessment.
You're required to attend university for face-to-face teaching sessions for all three days at your chosen location. The remainder of your learning will consist of self-directed study and work-based learning, although you will have access to materials and your Programme Leaders throughout the duration of the course.
Please note, your course start date will depend on your location:
Sunderland start date: 23 January 24
London start date: 5 March 24
Teaching and learning on this module will offer a combination of presentations, group work/discussions, practical exercises, formative assessment activities, and tutorials. Discussions will take place in both small and large groups to facilitate the ethos of teamwork and enhance communication and presentation skills.
Independent study (guided learning which isn't directly supervised) will consist of private study time, preparation of/for assessments, work-based learning, and problem-based learning. This will involve you identifying gaps in your own knowledge and skills and defining ways to bridge the gaps with new knowledge, understanding, and behaviour.
Topics covered across the module will include:
You'll gain 40 credits at the end of the module.
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This advanced diploma, worth 40 credits, has been designed to assist forces/organisations who have previously delivered this course in the continuous professional development of those who have been assessed as competent within the role of family liaison coordinator.
The fee for this course is £720.
The employer usually meets these costs – we advise you to speak to your workforce development lead before applying.
We also accept self-funded applicants and encourage anyone wishing to explore their options to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information was correct at the time of publication.