Intelligence Led Enforcement Workshop

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23 January 2018
London - 15Hatfields

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22 March 2018
Birmingham - Events and Conferences Centre

Member: £189 | Affiliate member: £289 | Non member: £289

Faced with a continual increase in workload demands and ever decreasing resources, Local Authorities and other regulatory agencies are adopting the principles of an intelligence led approach to deliver their enforcement responsibilities.  

The Intelligence Led Enforcement Workshop provides delegates with a root to branch overview of the principles of intelligence led approach, covering operational requirements in respect to recording, handling intelligence material, case preparation and strategic service management. This course will train you how to use the intelligent led approach while investigating, to help you work smarter in areas such as environmental crime, food fraud, licensing, housing standards and health & safety at work.  

Why you should attend:

  • Achieve a greater understanding of the relevance and practical use of the principles of the intelligence led approach within local authority enforcement
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to identify, record, manage and disseminate intelligence in accordance with the new Intelligence Report and 5x5x5 system as outlined in the National Intelligence Model
  • Receive an overview of the process and systems that ensure compliance with DPA and ?Duty of Care? responsibilities to complainants and public volunteers who support local authorities
  • Understand the benefits that intelligence led enforcement can provide in food fraud and other investigations
  • Gain an awareness of legislative requirements in relation to intelligence use and management, in particular the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Human Rights Act 2000, Data Protection Act 1998 and ?Duty of Care? implications
  • Recognise the relevance and importance that the correct use and handling of intelligence plays as part of your enforcement work
  • Understand the legislative requirements in relation to the use of intelligence and information in local authority enforcement and gain a greater understanding of the risks and responsibilities involved
  • Learn how to recognise situations during your professional duties which would provide a source of intelligence
  • Understand the risks associated with the use of intelligence during investigations, and the methods & procedures employed to minimise those risks
  • Learn how to implement systems for recording, storing and managing intelligence within your local authority

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Environmental Health managers
  • Health and safety managers
  • Environmental Health Officers 
  • Enforcement officers 
  • Food Safety
  • Environmental Protection

CPD: 5 Hours 15 minutes

▼ Programme 
09.30   Registration and refreshments
10:00   Introduction to the intelligence led approach and National Intelligence Model
10:45   Break 
11:00   Intelligence handling - what is intelligence?
    - The benefits of intelligence
- How to record it
- The 5 x 5 x 5 system and the National Intelligence Form
12:30   Practical exercises – role play workshops
13:00   Lunch
13:45   The Duty of Care, Human Rights Act, and the Provenance System
14:15   Protecting the source, risk assessments, disclosure, PII applications
15:00   Break 
15:15   Workshop two - Investigation scenario
16:00   Case study
16:30   Collect CPD and depart
▼ Trainer 
Rob Phillips, Welsh Food Fraud Co-ordinator  

 Rob Phillips 


Rob graduated from University of Wales Institute Cardiff in Environmental Health in 1990. He then worked in Carmarthenshire County Council for 11 years before spending two years on secondment with the Food Standards Agency investigating illegal meat frauds. At the same time Robert was asked to be a member of the Food Standard Agency (FSA), Waste Food Task Force. Following the completion of the secondment Robert took a senior post in Pembrokeshire County Council before appointed Food Fraud Co-ordinator for the newly formed Welsh Food Fraud Co-ordination Unit in August of 2004.  

In 2006 Rob was asked to sit on the Food Standards Agency’s “Food Fraud Task Force” which published a report in September 2007 identifying 16 recommendations designed to raise awareness of food fraud issues and to further protect consumers. He is a former member of the FSA’s Food Fraud Advisory Unit. 


Rob holds the accreditation with the National Crime Agency as a Financial Investigator, he is therefore able to provide a financial investigation capability to Local Authorities to support their investigation of food fraud and also conduct confiscation proceedings for the recovery of criminal assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 on their behalf. 

The WFFCU provides welsh local authorities, the FSA Wales and other stakeholders with an intelligence led capability to support their efforts of in combatting food fraud. When frauds are identified the Unit co-ordinates the enforcement response of relevant enforcement agencies. In addition the Unit acts as a resource for support and advice in addition to running training events covering topics that include intelligence handling techniques, investigation management and source handling. Rob sits on the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) group for Wales. 

In June 2014 Rob was appointed Training Coordinator for the EU Commission BTSF Program – New Techniques for Investigating Food Fraud Courses.  

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