You believe that an adult you know and support has been a victim of physical abuse that might be considered a criminal offence. What should you do to support the police in an investigation?

  • Question the adult thoroughly to get as much information as possible

  • Take photographs of any signs of abuse or other potential evidence before cleaning up the victim or the crime scene

  • Explain to the victim that you cannot speak to them unless a police officer is present

  • Make an accurate record of what the person has said to you