joint investigations

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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 delivery of joint investigative interviews should be completed together and then the interview 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 accordance with Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) in Criminal Proceedings guidance

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