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Being a witness is an important role

You haven’t done anything wrong and you are not in trouble.

Being a witness means telling a judge or magistrate about the truth about what you saw or what you heard.

By reading the information below you will know a lot more about court and what it means to be a witness.

Things you might have done before reading this information

  • you talked to the police about what you saw or what you heard for a police statement
  • you saw a doctor
  • you met your Child Witness Support Officer
  • you talked to a counsellor
  • you visited a court

You might have already talked to one or some of these people before. Now the court would like to hear about what happened.

Updated: 4th April 2022