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Special Measures

Adherence to the guidance on the treatment of vulnerable witnesses in accordance with the guidance set out in ‘Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses and using special measures’.

Examples of special measures include:

  • the use of video recorded interviews
  • involvement of trained intermediaries
  • giving evidence by video link
  • adaptations to courtroom processes to accommodate issues of disability and intimidation and improve the quality of evidence given by the witness
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