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Advocacy and the Vulnerable

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training Programme has been designed to ensure that all advocates, when dealing with vulnerable witnesses, understand the key principles behind the approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system, irrespective of the nature of the allegation, or the jurisdiction in which the advocate appears.

In due course, the training will become mandatory for any advocate wishing to undertake publicly funded work for serious sexual offence cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

Use the links below to access the course materials relevant to you:

National Training Programme 2016 - 2018

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable National Training Programme 2016 – 2018. The approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system is a skill that can be taught.

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Lead Facilitator materials

Lead Facilitators will be at the vanguard of the national training programme.
The "read more" link below will take you to a password protected area where, you will have to log in/register in order to access your training materials.

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Facilitator materials

Facilitators will be key to the success of the national training programme and will set the standard for excellence and ability to adapt to the changing landscape of questioning the vulnerable.
The "read more" link below will take you to a password protected area, you will have to log in/register in order to access these training materials.

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Delegate materials

The programme's national rollout is now in motion aiming to deliver training to 14,000+ delegates. This training will become mandatory for any advocate wishing to undertake publicly funded work for serious sexual offence cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar, the  Inns of Court College of Advocacy, ICCA (formerly the ATC) report on the handling of vulnerable people in court, is the first major research project in England and Wales to focus on how best to train advocate in the handling of vulnerable people in court.

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Acknowledgements

As the national training programme takes its first steps in delivering training to over 14,000 delegates, the Advocacy and the Vulnerable project team would like to thank...

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