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Supporting witnesses (special measures) guidance

Guidance on special measures for witnesses


Giving evidence at a hearing can be very stressful for witnesses. As well as stress, there can be other obstacles that prevent witnesses from giving their best evidence. These might be that a witness is vulnerable, or because of practical difficulties such as whether or not the witness can attend the hearing in person. Special measures can help to overcome these obstacles.

This guidance sets out how decisions about special measures are made and what special measures may be available.

View or download the supporting witnesses (special measures) guidance

Last updated: 6 December 2019