New leaflet for expert witnesses
SCRA has produced a new leaflet aimed at expert or skilled witnesses who have been called to give evidence in Children’s Hearings proof proceedings.
Its purpose is to provide information and guidance to professionals in advance of appearing in court, to help them fully understand their role as an expert witness. Going into detail, the leaflet outlines what constitutes an expert or skilled witness and the expected requirements of such a witness.
When Children’s Reporters are going to cite a skilled witness for them to give opinion evidence, Reporters will direct the witness to the leaflet.