There are many young people who attend Court as witnesses but
this can be a daunting prospect, especially if it is for the first
time. Equally it can be an anxious time for the family or carers of
young people in this situation.
To assist people in this position, there are procedures in place
to offer guidance, advice and support to help young people feel
more confident about giving evidence in Court.
The following publications produced by the NSPCC
as part of their
Young Witness Pack give in depth information on this
Tell me more about court
An A4, 20 page booklet for young witnesses aged 10-15. (PDF
Going to court
An A4, 12 page booklet giving information and advice to Crown Court
witnesses aged 13-17. (PDF 318KB)
Young witnesses at the magistrates' court and the
An A4, 12 page booklet giving information for
young witnesses aged 9-17. (PDF 310KB)
Preparing young witnesses for
An A4, 68 page booklet giving guidance on developing good practice.
For use by NSPCC independent child witness supporters, police,
social workers, the Witness Service and Victim Support. (PDF
Your child is a witness
An A4, 16 page
booklet to be given to parents and carers as soon as possible after
the defendant is charged.