Edmonds calls halt to child media court trauma

Former DJ and TV presenter Noel Edmonds has urged journalists to
help minimise the trauma experienced by child witnesses in court.
He is the public face of the NSPCC’s Caring for Children in Court
Appeal. The appeal aims to support child witnesses via expert NSPCC
services and to change how courts work to reduce children’s suffering.
Edmonds said: “New research shows that some child witnesses find
out about the results of their case from newspaper and radio reports.
If details of cases are not reported sensitively, children can become
very distressed.
“We would appeal to journalists reporting on the courts to bear in
mind the impact of what they write on these vulnerable children.”
For full story see Press Gazette 11.02.05.
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