Vulnerability of witnesses with learning disabilities: preparing to give evidence against a perpetrator of sexual abuse

@inproceedings{Green2001VulnerabilityOW,
  title={Vulnerability of witnesses with learning disabilities: preparing to give evidence against a perpetrator of sexual abuse},
  author={Gill Green},
  year={2001}
}
Summary Testifying in court to sexual abuse is always stressful and can be particularly problematic for a witness with learning disabilities (LDs). The present case report illustrates the assessment of capacity in relation to issues such as consent, competence and ability to withstand court procedures of a witness with LDs who alleged abuse by her paid carer. It describes the support offered to her by a number of agencies, including the police, and the health and social services. Finally, new… CONTINUE READING