Lifetime reporting restrictions for victims and witnesses under the age of 18 (S.45A Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999)

We are directing that there must be no publication of any details if they are likely to lead members of the public to identify the [defendant] [alleged victim] [witness] as a person concerned in the proceedings. This includes their name, address, school, educational establishment, place of work or anything else that may identify them, including any still or moving picture.

Publication includes any printed or broadcast media as well as information published online including social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

We are satisfied that the fear or distress caused to the person concerned by identifying them to members of the public is likely to diminish the quality of their evidence or level of cooperation in the proceedings.

We impose this restriction because …………

This order will last for the lifetime of the person concerned.

Breach of the order is a criminal offence.