Witness support and advice

Witnesses play a vital part in the Criminal Justice system. It is not unusual for people to feel anxious about giving evidence in court.

Witnesses' rights

Thames Valley Police adheres to The Witness Charter. The Witness Charter has been developed to tell you how, as a witness, you can expect to be treated by the police if you are a witness to a crime or incident.

Victim Support

Anyone who is affected by crime can contact Victim Support for help.

Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people to cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information to help you to deal with your experience.

Information for witnesses

Visit the Directgov website (opens new window) for information about what help and support is available, your rights as a victim or witness of crime, and protection for victims and witnesses.

Support for witnesses in the criminal justice system