Chidrens' play area in an Icelandic 'Barnahus'
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Icelandic child abuse evidence method to be piloted in England

Authorities in England are looking at a system used in Iceland which could make it easier for children who are the victims of abuse, to give evidence in court.

In Iceland, children are questioned by a trained therapist instead of directly by lawyers in court.

British officials have visited the country, and pilot programmes are due to start in London and Durham.

Alison Holt reports.

  • 14 Jun 2016
  • From the section UK