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Current public consultations

Public consultations in which the CPS is seeking your contribution:

Date

Outline

29/01/2009

A public consultation on the Code for Crown Prosecutors

Code for Crown Prosecutors – draft for public consultation

The aim of this consultation is to seek a wide range of views on proposed changes to the Code for Crown Prosecutors. There are two documents: a covering consultation paper with key questions inviting comments and contact points for a response; and the draft Code for Crown Prosecutors. The Code for Crown Prosecutors is subject to regular review and it was last revised in 2004. The Code for Crown Prosecutors provides guidance on the general principles to be applied by Crown Prosecutors when making decisions about prosecutions.

Related Press Release 29th January 2009 - CPS consults on changes to prosecution principles

Related CPS statement 16th July 2009

12/12/2008

A consultation on the CPS Policy on prosecuting criminal cases involving people with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities as victims and witnesses

The aim of this consultation paper is to seek a wide range of views to inform the policy and practice of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in dealing with cases involving victims and witnesses with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities.

Expired consultations

The consultations that are now closed to responses and that are currently being assessed are listed below:

Date

Outline

5/11/2007

CPS consults on its Violence against Women Strategy and Action Plans

The CPS Violence against Women Strategy sets out a vision for developing our violence against women work, building on the work of 2006-07, and provides supporting action plans for future work.

Consultation outcomes

These are consultations that have been completed now, and your contributions have assisted in the creation of the following reports:

Date

Outline

18/3/2009

CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Domestic Violence

(PDF Document - Opens in new window)

This is a summary of the responses to: 'A consultation on the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of domestic violence'.
The PDF is also available in Welsh, which can be downloaded below:

CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Domestic Violence - in Welsh (PDF Document - Opens in new window)

18/3/2009

CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Rape

(PDF Document - Opens in new window)

In August 2008, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched a public consultation on its refresh of its Public Policy Statement on prosecuting cases of rape. The aim of the consultation was to seek a wide range of views to inform the policy and practice of the CPS in relation to prosecuting cases of rape.

CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Rape - in Welsh (PDF Document - Opens in new window)

7/5/2008

CPS response to consultation exercise for the Crimes against the older person policy

The CPS issued a draft public policy statement, Crimes against the older person for a three month public consultation in October 2007. The consultation period ended on 31 January.

6/9/2007

Prosecuting bad driving - A consultation on CPS Prosecution Policy and Practice - Response to consultation

This is a summary of the responses to 'Prosecuting Bad Driving - A consultation on CPS Prosecution Policy and Practice'.