Preparing Cases under the New Sentencing Council Guidelines

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Member: £184 | Affiliate member: £284 | Non member: £284

Gain insight on the impact of the new Sentencing Council Guidelines, enabling you to identify investigative strategies to ensure a successful prosecution. You will receive the knowledge and tools to best enable you to identify the investigative strategy to accurately demonstrate to the court:

  • Level of harm or likelihood of harm
  • Culpability of business or individual
  • Financial considerations or any criminal benefit

Why you should attend:

  • Gain the knowledge and tools required to ensure a successful prosecution
  • Identify how the guidelines should influence your investigations
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency collaborative working
  • See examples of successful prosecutions
  • Review real case studies to demonstrate the use of investigative techniques

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Professionals
  • Food Safety Professionals
  • Health & Safety Professionals

▼ Programme 

09:30   Registration and refreshments
10:00   Introduction
10:15   Background and the fundamental principles of the Sentencing Council Guideline (structure, process, ranges, starting point)
11:15   Refreshment break
11:30   Application of guidelines & case studies
  • Offence category
  • Culpability
  • Harm
  • Identifying the starting point and category range
12:30   Lunch
  • Financial consideration
  • Aggravating factors
  • Mitigation / sentence reduction
  • Compensation
  • Proceeds of Crime
14:15   Workshop – Investigation Scenario
15.00   Refreshments
15.15   Workshop cont. – Investigation Scenario and feedback to plenary
15:45   Case Study
16.15   Summary and questions and answer session
16.30   Collect CPD and depart
▼ Speaker 

Rob Phillips
Welsh Food Fraud Co-ordinator

Appointed in 2014 as Training Coordinator for the EU Commission BTSF Program – New Techniques for Investigating Food Fraud Courses, Rob Phillips has a wealth of knowledge in food fraud and investigation.

Highlights of Rob’s experience:

  • Graduated from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, in Environmental Health in 1990
  • Worked in Carmarthenshire County Council for 11 years
  • Spent two years on secondment with the Food Standards Agency investigating illegal meat frauds
  • Member of the Food Standard Agency (FSA) Waste Food Task Force
  • Appointed Food Fraud Co-ordinator for the newly- formed Welsh Food Fraud Co-ordination Unit in 2004
  • Became a representative of 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
  • Holds the accreditation with the National Crime Agency as a Financial Investigator, therefore can provide financial investigations to Local Authorities for food fraud and can conduct confiscation proceedings for the recovery of criminal assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 on their behalf
  • Current member of the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) group for Wales Current member of the FSA’s Food Fraud Advisory Unit.
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