Support for Witnesses at Court

  1. Witnesses often feel intimidated by the court. Children, in particular, sometimes become distressed, confused, silent and afraid. To help witnesses, the prosecutor should :
  2. Decisions about whether special measures are required should be taken at the earliest opportunity, and ideally when charging decisions are made. However, circumstances may change or witnesses may change their minds and it is possible to apply for special measures at any stage of the proceedings.