The most globally recognised model used for interviewing children and achieving best evidence is based on a UK program called: ‘Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings – Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures’.
The document dates back to 2011 and there has been some criticism since that time as to whether it is still fully fit for purpose. The guidance remains widely used.
Around this time there was a joint inspection reviewing the validity of the material as well as considerable academic research and training material being made available on the topic of interviewing children.
Where does your school stand with such interview training for staff?