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Consistent quality forensic science will only be achieved with access to good quality, verified and up-to-date knowledge.

Quality will therefore:

  • provide advice and guidance to FCN members on all forensic science quality and accreditation matters;
  • provide capability lead advice and guidance to the NPCC Performance and Standards portfolio group;
  • work with the FCN community to create and maintain an extensive knowledge base, which will be accessible by all FCN members and their staff;
  • establish and maintain a comprehensive electronic Quality Management System, which as well as incorporating the knowledge base above, will give FCN members a clearly defined set of business process documents and enable them to track competency assessments so that they can consistently meet customer requirements and continually improve efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction;
  • establish a national ground truth database, which FCN members will help populate and which will provide robust reference material on which to base validation, training and proficiency tests.
Identifying and exploiting opportunities so members can meet future challenges by having the people, knowledge, skills and specialist tools and capabilities they will need.
Maximising resilience and effectiveness through the design, introduction and maintenance of new ICT platforms, tools, operating models and business change support.
Designing, developing and maintaining a sustainable and forward-looking commercial marketplace for both traditional and digital forensic science