Guidance: Witness care and services

Uk Visas Immigration

November 2
10:44 2020

Witness care and services

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This guidance tells criminal investigators in Immigration Enforcement (IE) and suitably trained and accredited criminal investigators within the Home Office about the process to follow if they have witnesses who are required to give evidence in court.

Guidance covers:

  • the role of a witness
  • the role of the prosecuting authorities
  • about witness services
  • the role of witness support in court
  • what happens in court
  • the code of practice for the victims of crime
  • what special measures are available to witnesses
  • how to handle witness intimidation
  • what your obligations as a criminal investigation officer are
  • how witnesses can claim expenses
Published 22 August 2019
Last updated 2 November 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. Updated links in guidance

  3. First published.

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