Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017


Amendment of section 6 of Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981

29. Section 6 of the Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) Subsections (1) and (2) are without prejudice to the right of—

(a) a parent, relative or friend of the complainant or, where the accused is not of full age, of the accused, or

(b) a support worker chosen by the complainant,

to remain in court.”,


(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (4):

“(5) In this section, ‘support worker’ means a volunteer of, or an individual employed under a contract of service or under a contract for services by, an organisation which provides support to victims of crime.”.