Witness care apprenticeship

Witness care apprenticeship

The aim of witness care units is to provide a single point of contact for victims and witnesses, minimising the stress of attending court and keeping victims and witnesses up to date with any news in a way that is convenient to them.

The Advanced Level Witness Care apprenticeship framework is aimed at apprentices who work within witness care units.

Witnesses are essential to successful prosecutions and it is therefore important to make the process as straightforward as possible. This apprenticeship framework is designed to ensure that those working within the witness care units are providing the highest quality of service to victims and witnesses.

The service provided to victims and witnesses by witness care officers is tailored to meet their individual needs, so that they are able and willing to attend court, and feel more confident in doing so. This in turn should reduce the number of trials either abandoned or adjourned, help bring more offenders to justice, improve public confidence in the criminal justice system and help reduce public spending.

Level:

Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£15,000–£19,000

Job roles:

Witness care officer

Issuing Authority:

Skills for Justice – www.sfjuk.com