Forensic Science Regulator
This section provides information on the Forensic Science Regulator (the Regulator). The Regulator is a public appointee whose function is to ensure that the provision of forensic science services across the criminal justice system is subject to an appropriate regime of scientific quality standards.
In this section you will find regular updates on the work of the Regulator, and how forensic science standards are being applied across the criminal justice system (CJS), including:
- quality standards applying to organisations and scientific processes
- guidelines for validating new developments in forensic science
- competence standards applying to individual forensic practitioners.
To be added to the Regulators' newsletter distribution list email Kenny Chigbo.
Quality standards for forensic science service providers
In 2009 the Forensic Science Regulator published a consultation paper comprising of a core set of forensic science standards. Based upon feedback received, the Regulator’s requirements contained in the standards have been built into draft codes of practice and conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system. The draft codes of practice can be found under reports and publications.
Contact the team
The Forensic Science Regulator, Jeff Adams, June Guiness and Simon Iveson have moved. Their new address is:
Home Office Forensic Science Regulation Unit
The rest of the team - Soheel Joosab, Kenny Chigbo and Christiana Shomefun - can still be found at the Home Office, 3rd floor, Seacole Building, Marsham Street.
The Forensic Science Regulator newsletters are available on The National Archives website under related documents on the right-hand side of the Forensic Science Regulator archived page (new window).
Explore this section...
Find out why the office of the Forensic Science Regulator was established and read the Regulator's biography.
Find out how the Regulator has set up specialist groups, and what role these groups will play.
Find out why the Forensic Science Advisory Council was established and how it supports the Regulator.
This group is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), established to provide independent advice on ethical issues to Home Office Ministers and the strategy board.
Find out which stakeholders work closely with the Regulator.
Read various relevant publications relating to the Forensic Science Regulator including the business plan for 2008/09 - 2010/11.