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Where a child witness or other person who is giving or is to give evidence in or for the purposes of any civil proceedings (referred to in this section as “the witness”) is a party to the proceedings—
(a)sections 12 and 13 have effect in relation to the witness as if references in those sections to the party citing or intending to cite the witness were references to the witness, and
(b)section 15 has effect in relation to the witness as if—
(i)in subsection (1), paragraph (a) were omitted, and
(ii)in subsection (2), the words “The party or, as the case may be,” were omitted.
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