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CPS Advocate Panels application scheme

For further information and to download an application pack, please go to the Application page. Please also see the Frequently Asked Questions document for answers to common questions about this scheme.

Update on the CPS Advocate Panel Scheme

Application/Upgrading Window open throughout September 2015

Applications to join the CPS Advocate Panel general crime list, as a permanent member at level 2, 3 or 4, or to upgrade your level will be accepted during the next application window, which will be from Tuesday 1st September to Wednesday 30th September 2015 inclusive.

Potential applicants are highly advised to read the Application/Upgrading Window - Process Overview document. Applications to upgrade should be submitted on the Application for Upgrading Form and, where appropriate, the Rape List Application Form. It is requested that all new applications are accompanied by a completed Equalities Monitoring Form.

Only one application to join or upgrade at each level is permitted during a rolling 3-year period. If you have previously applied to join, or to upgrade from your current level, but were unsuccessful, then you are not eligible to apply again during the rolling 3-year period.

Applications to the Specialist Panels will not be accepted until further notice.

IIt should be noted that applications to join the panel at level 1 or to join the Rape Panel are accepted at any time during the year, and not just during the September 2015 window

All applications and any queries in relation to the process should be sent to the Advocate Panels mailbox: advocate.panels@cps.gsi.gov.uk

An equality impact assessment has previously been undertaken for the Advocate Panels.

Current Advocate Panel list

General Crime Advocate Panel list (Excel xlsx file 234kb) updated 31 July 2015