The Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on June 12, 2018. On September 6, 2018, the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and the Scottish Government brought together a range of stakeholders at a Child Accused Roundtable to discuss the position of child accused in the justice system as well as what services are currently available and what further support could be provided. The event was attended by stakeholders and practitioners from across justice, health, social work, third sector and legal profession.
This report provides a summary of the key themes from the above discussions. Further details can be made available on request.