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Child Witness Resources

Being a witness in a court can be intimidating, particularly for children and young people who have been witness to or victim of a violent crime.

Children and young people have varying cognitive and comprehension needs, which can be affected by many factors, including their age, level of schooling, intellectual ability, and even the way a question is phrased.

The following fact sheets aim to help judges and legal professionals communicate with child witnesses and obtain quality evidence from children of all ages and abilities: