RIPA & Social Media Investigation for Local Authorities

Designed specifically for Local Authority investigators, this practically focussed course will ensure operations and investigations, including online activity, fully comply with the law.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be understand:

  • Recognise what constitutes Covert and Intrusive Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence sources

  • Law and good practice regarding directed surveillance

  • Identify where private and confidential information are likely to be obtained

  • Changes created by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

  • How to plan conventional investigations that do not engage RIPA

  • How to plan and authorise covert activities

  • Planning, conducting and regulating Social Media investigations in line with good practice recommended by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners.

Course Delivery - Classroom

We will deliver this course at your site for up to 20 delegates. Although the course structure is based on the information above, we will specialise in ensuring that our delivery is adapted to meet the needs and expectations of the delegates. Whilst the implications of failing to comply with RIPA are consistent across organisations, the way that each authority will conduct and authorise surveillance and covert activity will vary. As a result, the delivery time is flexible. We will not keep people back and drag out the training with too much detail, when it is not required. Equally, if delegates have questions or want to explore specific areas of the law or practice, our trainers are happy to help.  We anticipate that the training will take up to 7 hours, but once all of the areas have been covered, your staff can get back to work!

What do our learners say about RIPA & Social Media Investigation for Local Authorities

The course covered all aspects of RIPA and was able to adapt the course to tailor it to the requirements of the people within the room. It was really useful to break down the topic by sections to allow everyone understand each aspect of the legislation. The tutor was very knowledgeable of topic and was able to explain the topic well. Steven Greener, Rochford District Council.

Very informative good practical course, excellent delivery, very engagingTara Miller

I liked that the course was highly interactive and engaging not the standard power point presentations. Through out the day l was engaged in the contact and working on the examples enabled me to apply what l had learned. 

Interactive - good, Examples - good. It was Friday and I was engaged fully until the end!! Solicitor,  Local Authority

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