Rape victims in England and Wales to give video evidence to boost convictions

Rape victims in England and Wales will be able to provide their evidence on video prior to a trial to help improve conviction rates, it is understood. The plans form part of a review, led by the justice secretary, Robert Buckland, and the home secretary, Priti Patel, aiming to reduce stress on survivors.

The government review to be unveiled next month is considering a plan for rape survivors to pre-record their evidence, including cross-examination, to spare them the trauma of appearing in person in court.

The plans will also call on judges to bar the public from the courtroom more often and ensure police return mobile phones to victims within 24 hours.

Read the full article from The Guardian below:

Source: Rape victims in England and Wales to give video evidence to boost convictions

Share This Story

By / Published On: May 17th, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Crime, News /

Leave A Comment

Get Involved!

Share Your own Safeguarding News and Research to reach a wider Audience

From Our Blog

Cyberbullying

Understand the impact and risks associated with cyber-bullying, learn how to identify indicators and read tips on prevention.

The Safeguarding Hub

Share Your Safeguarding News And Research To Reach A Wider Audience