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Monitoring Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 Oral Question, 25/11/04 [S]
During Justice Question Time on 25 November 2004 Eleanor Scott (Green) asked the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring the changes resulting from the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004.

Guidance on child witness court familiarisation visits, 05/05/04 [S]
The Scottish Executive has published guidance on providing court visits for children who have been victims or witnesses of crime. Court familiarisation visits are designed to help reduce the anxiety and stress experienced by children when attending court and are run with the support of various agencies.

Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 [S]
Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act makes provision for the use of special measures for the purpose of taking the evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses in criminal or civil proceedings. The Act was passed on 4 March 2004.

National standards set for child witnesses, 23/09/03 [S]
The first two documents in a set of good practice guidelines to increase the support for, and improve the treatment of, children who come into contact with the justice system have been published.

Justice 2 Committee calls for evidence on Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill, 14/07/03 [S]
The Scottish Parliaments Justice 2 Committee is seeking views on the general principles of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill.

Protection for vulnerable witnesses, 27/02/03 [S]
A total of 62 audio-visual units are being installed in Scotland's supreme courts and sheriff courts to allow some witnesses evidence to be presented electronically.

Better protection for child witnesses, 08/10/2002 [S]
New proposals to improve the way child witnesses are dealt with by the Scottish justice system were published on 8 October 2002.

Child witness support consultation, 08/10/02 [S]
Consultation document to improve the way child witnesses are dealt with by the Scottish justice system. Responses are welcomed from anyone who has an interest in the issues or questions raised by the paper.

Child Witnesses - Members Business Debate - 28/03/02 - [S]
<b>A Members Business debate in the name of Gil Paterson MSP on motion S1M-2698 on the matter of Child Witness Reform was heard in the Scottish Parliament on 28 March 2002. </b>

Child Witness Reform - Member's Business debate - 28/03/02 - [S]
A Member's Business debate on Motion S1M-2698 on Child Witness Reform, in the name of Gil Paterson MSP was heard in the Scottish Parliament on 28 March 2002.