I am interested in learning about the guidance / training given to officers on the advice they should give victims of crime about getting therapy (i.e. psychological help) while their case is still under investigation or the subject of court proceedings.
For example, are victims advised not to get therapy during court proceedings in case it affects or is seen to affect their evidence?
Please could you provide details of any policy or guidance West Midlands Police gives its officers on what advice they should give victims of crime about getting therapy during on-going proceedings.
Please find attached (10372_attachment_01.pdf).