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Courts must help children giving evidence, says NSPCC

5 October 2013 Last updated at 10:15 BST

Some sexual abuse cases are collapsing because children are being denied the support they need to give evidence in court, the NSPCC has warned.

The charity wants all children involved in such cases to have access to a registered intermediary who can explain the proceedings and help them deal with hostile cross-examination.

Alan Wardle from the NSPCC says it is in the interests of justice that children are treated fairly in court.