Valerie raises Vulnerable Witnesses at AG questions

On Tuesday 24 March 2015 Valerie raised vulnerable witnesses and the case of Eleanor de Freitas at Attorney General questions.

Valerie asked:

“In the light of the Eleanor de Freitas case, will the Solicitor-General review the guidance to ensure that the provision of support and counselling services to vulnerable people is not removed abruptly?”

The Solicitor-General:

“That was a particularly sensitive and difficult case that, as the hon. Lady knows, was the subject of careful consideration and reconsideration. We must avoid a sudden cut-off of support and help. I know that police family liaison officers do a huge amount of work before and after cases, and I would like to ensure that that sort of work continues, particularly in sensitive cases such as the one that she has raised.”