12. What assistance is available for vulnerable witnesses?

In performing its functions under the Witness Protection Act, the Agency shall give due regard to the particular needs of vulnerable witness. The Agency may assign, as appropriate, a support person to assist the vulnerable witness through all stages of the Witness Protection Programme. Vulnerable witnesses include, children, victims of sexual and gender based violence, elderly, ill person, witnesses to certain types of offences and witnesses with close relationship to the perpetrator among others.

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