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