Title: An educational video to guide child witness interviewers and interpreters
This research project was funded in 2019 by the iIIRG Networking Grants.
This project developed an educational video (the Interpreting Children’s Voices) aiming to support the high demand for interpretation services in investigative interviews. A new collaboration between Dr. Marilena Kyriakidou (Sheffield Hallam University, England) and Drs. Dekens Karina (the Police Academy, Netherlands) first, reviewed police guidelines on how best to interview children with interpreters, and second, gained feedback on the video narrative from police forces and forensic interpreters’ services from three countries (Cyprus, England, Netherlands).
We are hoping the video will support police and interpreters’ training as a complementary material. Police forces can play the video to interpreters and interviewers before gaining an interview to remind them the basic principles of their collaboration.
The video is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0wSy9MIVhQ.
Please do get in touch to share your thoughts on this video to M.Kyriakidou@shu.ac.uk