Achieving Best Evidence
'Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Guidance On Interviewing Victims And Witnesses, And Guidance On Using Special Measures' is Government guidance which describes good practice in relation to the interviewing of and giving of evidence by vulnerable witnesses (children and vulnerable adult witnesses).
Although issued in relation to the conduct of investigations of criminal offences, the principles may be applied to any investigation involving vulnerable witnesses. The guidance was first produced in 2002 and the most recent update was published in 2011.
Crown Prosecution Service – Achieving Best Evidence