Sexually Assaulted in the past?
Although it is unlikely that there will be a forensic evidence to support a criminal justice outcome, it is still very important that you consider aspects of the disclosure to support an investigation.
Do complete a Disclosure Form for your records.
Do not ask any leading questions
Do take the names and contact details of any witnesses.
Do ascertain if there is any further threat to a child. Is there a Child Protection Issue?
Do ensure that your client has received screening for sexually transmitted infections.
Do ask your client if they would like to report to the police. This can be done by making a referral to an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) or by contacting the police on 08452 777 444.