Tag: Live link
New judicial guidance for use of video links for child defendants
The amended Criminal Practice Directions 2015 give guidance to the courts and users about how to effectively and appropriately make use of live links and telephone facilities. The new section 3N contains guidance on how and when live links should be used for hearings and provides specific guidance for defendants aged under 18. The third amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 came into force on 31 January 2017.
YJB outlines its position on children appearing in court via video link
The Youth Justice Board has published a statement outlining its position on children appearing in court via video link.