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CPIA – Disclosure

Our disclosure training course is for anyone involved in an investigative function which may result in criminal proceedings. This includes investigators, local authority officers and lawyers and those in managerial roles reviewing or supervising investigations and enforcement.

Recent high-profile cases have demonstrated just how important it is to understand and apply the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996 in all criminal investigations. This bespoke course is designed for non-police investigators, such as local authority officers, national government departments and agencies and is also suitable for new to role police staff investigators.

Delegates will be taken through the history of disclosure and understanding of why there is a requirement to retain material, review it and reveal it in order to ensure the absolute right to a fair trial for defendants. There will also be an opportunity to consider the challenges behind digital disclosure and look at some tools to make that much more manageable and straight forward.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course students will be able to:

• Conduct investigations in compliance with CPIA 1996 and Common Law
• Understand the roles & responsibilities in an investigation
• Comply with quality standards demanded by CPS, courts, defence and partner agencies
• Understand relevancy, reasonable lines of enquiry and 4 R’s
• Understand material including digital and sensitive material
• Understand scheduling and defence statements
• Facilitate good practice and improve successful prosecutions

Course Content
• When CPIA applies – what constitutes an investigation
• The Responsibilities of Officer in charge, Investigating Officer and the        Disclosure Officer
• The procedures regarding the Record, Retain, and Reveal functions
• The Advanced Information rules
• When disclosure is triggered
• Responding to defence case statements
• What must be disclosed and applying the disclosure test
• Sensitive and non-sensitive material
• Completion of the disclosure forms

Who should take this course?

• Criminal investigators
• Local Authority lawyers
• Local authority officers
• Managers overseeing investigations or enforcement

Course Delivery – Online or Face to Face 2 – 4 days

For further information on our courses please submit an enquiry form which can be found on our contact page or alternatively call us.