Joint investigations

Investigations, such as a joint home visit or an interview of a child carried out by police officers and social workers, usually decided at a strategy discussion. The planning and implementation of joint investigative interviews should be completed together and the interview then led by whichever professional – the police officer or social worker – has the best rapport with and understanding of the child. All practitioners involved in joint interviews must be trained in line with Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) in criminal proceedings guidance.

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