Giving evidence can be especially traumatic for vulnerable witnesses, including children and victims of sexual assault and other crimes of personal violence.
To reduce this extra stress and trauma as much as possible, special arrangements can be made in court. The ODPP prosecutor or your WAS officer will talk to you about what arrangements are available to you.
Just remember, the court has to agree to them being made.
Serious matters involving young witnesses
If you are under 18 years old, you are entitled to have at least one support person with you when you give your evidence, whether you give it in the courtroom or the CCTV / AVL room. If it is in the courtroom, the judge or magistrate will decide where your support person sits.