Child, Vulnerable Adult and Sensitive Witnesses

First-tier and Upper Tribunal Practice Directions made by the Senior President of Tribunals

In this Practice Direction:

a. “child” means a person who has not attained the age of 18;
b. “vulnerable adult” has the same meaning as in the Safeguarding

Vulnerable Groups Act 2006;

c. “sensitive witness” means an adult witness where the quality of evidence given by the witness is likely to be diminished by reason of fear or distress on the part of the witness in connection with giving evidence in the case.