Date: 24 Mar 2020

Location: Online

Registration is now open for IAFR Webinar #16

Disaster Victim Identification - A Police Officer's Perspective

Mark Roberts is a Police Inspector in the Emergency Planning Team of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.  He has over 15 years of experience in the Body Recovery Team and holds a PgC in Disaster Victim Identification from the University of Dundee.  In his role he has co-ordinated a wide range of body recovery responses and assisted in the development of the Northern Ireland Mass Fatality Plan


Abstract:

In the event of a Mass Fatality Incident, Police Officers act as agents of the Coroner in addition to their statutory duties under the Police Act.  The role of the Police, and the manner in which it is carried out is not just a vital part of the investigative process but is critical to the experience (and grief pathway) for those who have been bereaved.  This webinar will consider the historical development of the Disaster Victim Identification process, the practicalities of effective delivery and the importance of collaborative working between specialists.  It will also make reference to the consequences for responders of being involved in this work and how we manage their impacts.


Registration for is free for IAFR members and £5 for non-members.  Please use the links below to register:

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