I’m really nervous about going to court. What should I do?

It’s natural to feel nervous about going to court. Adults as well as young people get nervous about this. If you’re concerned about telling the judge what happened to you or your parent in front of your abusive parent, tell the solicitor. They might be able to arrange for you to tell the judge in private or to video record what you have to say. Or the courtroom might have screens put up so you don’t have to see the abusive parent when you speak in court. The most important thing is to tell the court, your non-abusive parent and your parent’s solicitor how you’re feeling and what worries you might have.

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