SRF - Emergencies on Trial

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Aim of the course

The aim of Emergencies on Trial is to introduce participants to their role as a witness at a public inquiry and related proceedings and thereby enable them to give evidence clearly and coherently.

Key learning points are as follows:

  • The role of Category 1 and Category 2 responders as witnesses in the adversarial and inquisitorial systems
  • The importance of contemporaneous records and statements
  • The procedures, order of events and roles of those in inquests, inquiries and courts
  • Techniques lawyers use in questioning and how to handle them
  • How to give clear, honest and objective evidence
  • How to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, documents and notes when giving evidence
  • How to give confident and clear testimony under difficult questioning
  • How to prepare for giving evidence.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Sussex Resilience Forum Partners who would undertake a role at Operational, Tactical or Strategic level including, but not limited to, emergency planners and on-call officers.

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