“Protected child hearing” in Italy: methods and techniques to gather children’s testimony during legal proceedings

“Protected child hearing” in Italy: methods and techniques to gather children’s testimony during legal proceedings

The material is prepared by Vittoria Quondamatteo and Greta de Santis from Association “Il fiore del deserto”, Italy, specialised in the work with young offenders and children who are victims of violence. The presentation introduces the main points of the methodology used to conduct the so called “protected hearing” of children involved in legal proceedings, and the operation phases around the interview. The presentation gives guidance on the application of the Step-Wise interview, one of the worldwide recognised protocols for interviewing children.