Counselling for crime victims will 'never be perfect'

The son of a woman who was abused by a choirmaster as a teenager and took her own life said it is important to remember that counselling will "never be perfect".

Speaking about new proposals for a new code of practice for crime victims, Oliver Andrade said "trauma doesn't end at the end of a trial", he added, "it can be with people their whole life."

Oliver's mother Frances took her own life a week after giving evidence against choirmaster Michael Brewer.

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Guide for crime victims

Victims of crime will be able to hold the criminal justice system to account under proposals for a new code of practice backed by law, the Government announced today.