Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost?
Costs are made up of our guideline rates which are tailored to suit you, depending on factors such as participant numbers, length of training, notice period given, the trainer’s experience and any special requirements you may have.
How can we be sure of the quality of your trainers?
We do our best to seek out "best in field" trainers for all the criminal justice topic areas we cover. All our trainers are quality checked through references from organisations they have recently delivered training to, viewing material, comprehensive interview and seeing feedback from previous courses including all courses delivered through Backstop. In addition a Backstop staff member with appropriate background may attend a training course.
Who pays for the trainer’s accommodation, travel and venue?
The client. Travel is organised by the trainer and the client is invoiced. The venue and accommodation are arranged by the client.
How many people can attend the course?
It depends on the course but generally between 12-15 attendees.
Who do you contact for more information?
Please contact Dr Andrew Thorne, Backstop’s Managing Director. He will then put you in touch with the relevant trainer to discuss your needs. Call on 020 8785 9912 or email
Do we get a contract?
Yes. An example copy is also available on request.
Do you have public courses?
Not at the moment. We are currently only providing training and consultancy in-house to YOTs, consortia or other multi-agency groups.