In today's episode Steve Myers, Vice-Chair of the AoCPP, is speaking to Dr Rob Ewin about interview practices in policing. They'll be discussing how the specialism has evolved, the importance of continued research within the area, and the best practice all child protection and adult safeguarding professionals can take from it.
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Dr Rob Ewin's route to his current role was neither quick nor easy, what started out as a community volunteer role, then turned into a Special Constable role which subsequently led him to undertake a foundation degree in Policing at the University of Cumbria. Soon after, Rob topped up his degree to eventually receive a BSc in Professional Policing, while simultaneously working to become a Police Officer at Cumbria Constabulary. Rob later joined the Criminal Investigation Department where he completed many successful cases, but through this, he continued to study - undertaking a few modules of a Master's degree, but ultimately undertaking a PhD looking at the complex problems facing vulnerable people. It is this balance between academic research and practical experience that has been a longstanding component of Dr Ewin's career and subsequently led him to his current role, T/ Detective Inspector and Head of Learning and Development for the Cumbria Constabulary. Rob now works on complex investigations including murder, rape and human trafficking, while supporting his Constabulary in their professional development - with a focus on facilitating evidence-based practice. But despite how his career has developed, he carries with him the lessons he learned within his first role, the value of difference, diversity, hardship and loss.
Steve Myers is the former Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford, and a registered Social Worker with a background in child protection and youth justice. He has worked in both statutory and voluntary organisations and has been involved with the training of social workers in Higher Education for the past 25 years. Steve has researched and written about strengths-based and solution focused practice, and has a interest in working with violent behaviour including sexual violence.
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