Pre-recording evidence of child and other vulnerable witnesses: consultation

Consultation seeking views on proposed reforms to criminal law to address how pre-recorded evidence is taken from vulnerable witnesses.


1. Scottish Court Service - Evidence and Procedure Review (March 2015), page 13 paras 2.13 & 2.14.


3. S271A(13A) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

4. The Advocates Gateway - Ground rules hearing and the fair treatment of vulnerable people in court - Toolkit 1 - 1 December 2016,

5. Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act allows vulnerable and intimidated witnesses to video record their cross examination before the trial. The Ministry of Justice have published findings from a process evaluation of their initial pilots of s28,


Email: Lesley Bagha,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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