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Achieving Best Evidence (6515_17)


  1. Does your force train officers in Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) Interviews?
  1. Which teams receive ABE training?
  1. How many officers have received ABE refresher training in the last 4 years?
  1. If you are unable to confirm the number of officers trained can you confirm the last 5 dates of the refresher courses your forceĀ  has provided?
  1. If your force does not provide refresher training does your force use another force or commercial provider for refresher ABE training?
  1. Does your force use Registered Intermediaries in all ABE interviews for all children under 11?
  1. What has been your forces expenditure been on Registered Intermediaries since 2014?


Please find attached (6515_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.