UKAFN National Conference
UK ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC NURSES AND PARAMEDICS CONFERENCE
The UKAFN conference is for Nurses and Paramedics working in Police Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres, and this years conference asked the question, "What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?"
CopperTree Forensics have been working with UK Law Enforcement, Forensic Services and academics to design and build a tool to improve the standards of sexual assault investigation. This has resulted in the Sexual Assault Rapid Crime Scene-LED (SARCS-LED) light source.
The Conference acknowledged the SARCS would assist in crime scene investigation, play a major role in Police custody medical rooms and be vital in addressing the issue of cross contamination in SARCs.
The SARCS-LED certainly proved the star of the show as delegates queued to view the SARCS-LED presentation, and witnessed the location of latent fingerprints and human biological traces in both dark and highly light polluted demonstrations.
The SARCs cleaning protocol research conducted by CopperTree Forensics, Staffordshire University and Mountain Healthcare has been accepted and will be presented to the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences at the National Conference in November.
SARC Manager feedback - "The SARCS-LED will provide greater confidence in the cleaning protocol between examinations, it enables a targeted clean of fibres and biological traces and so minimises the possibility of cross transfer".