13 February 2018
The Inquiry has published a protocol for vulnerable witnesses.
The Inquiry is committed to ensuring all witnesses are able to give their evidence to the Inquiry and fully appreciates this may be a harrowing and traumatic experience. To help facilitate the process of evidence-taking, the Inquiry has published a protocol which details the approach it will take to support vulnerable witnesses. The Chairman has a wide discretion in making arrangements to ensure that those who are vulnerable or have special needs of any kind are able to give their evidence in the least distressing and most effective way.