Giving a voice to vulnerable people within the Police and Court process.
We work with witnesses or defendants who are deemed to be vulnerable by virtue of a mental disorder or a significant impairment of intelligence or social functioning.
Acquired Brain Injury
Progressive Neurological Condition
If you wish to discuss anything.
Please get in touch.
Active Case Management
Active Case Management provides intermediaries to work with vulnerable people in the following situation:
- Accused of a crime and talking to the police
- Defendants in criminal trials
- Witnesses or claimant in civil litigation.
An intermediary will facilitate effective communication with a vulnerable person, in doing so maximising their chances understanding or responding clearly to questions asked of them in court as well as the court processes.
The intermediary will complete an assessment of communication functioning and prepare detailed report to explain the difficulties and how others can tailor their communication to best support the vulnerable person.
If you wish to discuss a particular case or learn more about the legal precedent please..
Registered Intermediaries for Vulnerable Witnesses
A vulnerable person who has been the victim of a crime or who has witnessed a crime may be able to have support from a registered intermediary. This is one of the “Special Measures” made available to a vulnerable witness under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence ACT 1999
The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service can make a referral for a Registered Intermediary by calling the witness Intermediary Team on: