How it works
If the child or young person is a suspect or defendant in a criminal case you can contact us directly for an intermediary. The courts have powers to appoint and fund intermediaries for vulnerable defendants in the interests of a fair trial. The police have discretion to fund intermediaries for suspect interviews.
If the child or young person’s evidence is required in family proceedings you can contact us directly for an intermediary. The courts have powers to appoint and fund intermediaries for vulnerable parties in the interests of a fair hearing.
If the child or young person is a victim or witness involved in criminal proceedings you need to contact the Specialist Operations Centre within SOCA on 0845 000 5463, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (A number of the Triangle team are also Witness Intermediaries registered with the Ministry of Justice).
All our intermediaries are trained, assessed and supervised, fully insured and have enhanced DBS (CRB) clearance. We also provide bespoke training on identifying vulnerable witnesses or defendants and adapting communication.
What we do
Triangle provides skilled intermediaries to enable communication with children and young people up to the age of 25. Triangle has a strong team of intermediaries skilled at enabling communication with young people with a wide range of needs including learning disability (low IQ), autism, brain injury, ADHD, mental health difficulties and physical disability.
Call us on 01273 305888 for an informal discussion or to make a referral. Once funding is secured Triangle will:
Carry out a communication assessment at a convenient location
Write a report containing recommendations for effective communication in subsequent proceedings
Provide communication support at court and during interviews and meetings, including with legal representatives and the probation service.
‘Please thank your intermediary for a splendid job on this case, his input and support were invaluable’ - Barrister
‘Very confident, client-friendly and helpful’ - Barrister
‘It was a testament to your experience and how you 'read' him’ - Parent
‘She actually talked with me as the trial went on about how much less stressful you made the whole thing for her’ - Parent
‘It was such a relief to have someone as a guide to how it all worked and that someone was making sure he understood what was happening and what was expected of him’ - Parent
‘Very clear comprehensive report by your intermediary’ – Judge
‘Very helpful during legal meetings’ – Barrister
‘Invaluable and the intermediary herself was excellent’ - Barrister
'I just want to say a big thank you to Triangle for the help that you gave my son while he was in court for 8 days. She was a great help and made him feel at ease, he couldn't have coped without her. She is a very friendly lady and understood all that was going on and helped me and my partner understand what was going on in the court too. Thanks again to you and your team, you do a good job at helping young people.' - Parent