Police and prosecution recovery of sensitive personal records

Explanation of why the police or the prosecutor may require all or part of a person's medical, social work or other personal records during a criminal case.


This leaflet is from Victim Information and Advice (VIA) and is for witnesses who have been advised that access to their sensitive personal records is required as part of a case.

This document answers question about this process and explains why the police or the prosecutor need this information, how this information may be used, how to consent (or not) to this process, how the records are protected and provides contact details for support.