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We want to hear your views about our prosecution policy. You can help us to be better informed, fairer and more representative by participating in our consultations.

Latest Consultations

Public consultation on the new Complaints Handling and Community Engagement Quality Standards

NB - These consultations are now closed

The first Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Core Quality Standards were issued in March 2010. Together with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, they explained the purpose and work of the CPS.

New Casework Quality Standards were published on 15 May 2014. The new standards replaced the standards relating to casework and seek to cover the key aspects of casework from advice to presentation; placing greater emphasis on 'core quality' - the quality that should be at the heart of the work that everyone in the CPS performs. The consultation on new Casework Quality Standards ended on Friday 27 June 2014. Further information about that consultation process is available on this website.

The Complaints Handling and Community Engagement Standards replace standards 11 and 12 of the first standards relating to complaints and community engagement and seek to introduce transparent and measurable standards for complaints handling and community engagement that better reflect CPS' commitment to providing a better service to victims and witnesses.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek a range of views on the new Complaints Handling and Community Engagement Standards.

How to respond to consultations

  1. Visit the consultation page
  2. Read the consultation documents
  3. You can respond to the consultation in writing or by email
  4. There may be a consultation response sheet to download and complete
  5. Send your response to the email address or post address listed on the consultation page
  6. Make sure you submit your response by the closing date

Latest consultation outcomes

Public consultation on interim guidance on the public interest in prosecuting non-recent cases where a nominal penalty is the likely outcome

On 27 February 2014, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) launched a consultation on the interim Guidance.

TThe Guidance was produced to assist prosecutors where they have to make a decision on the public interest as to whether to charge an offence which has been committed some time ago (a "non-recent" offence), where a nominal penalty is the likely outcome on conviction. The aim of the consultation was to seek the views of interested parties on the content of the guidance, in particular on the public interest questions that we identified as relevant to the decision whether to prosecute.

In light of the responses received, we have revised the guidance following further consideration. The interim guidance has now been replaced by the final guidance which comes into effect on October 15 2014, and is published on this website.

The consultation response can be accessed below:

Consultation response

Public consultation on the interim Casework Quality Standards

In April 2014, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched a public consultation on the interim Casework Quality Standards. The purpose of the consultation was to seek a range of views on the interim Standards.

The Core Quality Standards were issued in March 2010. Together with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, they explained the purpose and work of the CPS.

The new Casework Quality Standards replaced the existing standards relating to Casework and cover the key aspects of casework from advice to presentation; placing greater emphasis on 'core quality' - the quality that should be at the heart of the work that everyone in the CPS performs.

The consultation closed on 30 June 2014

As a result of comments received, a number of changes were made to the text of the Casework Quality Standards.

The revised Casework Quality Standards and the consultation response can be accessed below:

Casework Quality Standards

Consultation response

CPS responses to consultations

Ministry of Justice consultation: Transforming legal aid - delivering a more credible and efficient system

The CPS response focuses on the conultation's proposals in respect of criminal legal aid only, where the CPS has an interest.

CPS response to MoJ consultation on reforming legal aid (approx 26.8kb)

Consultation Categories

Crimes against the person

Other

CURRENT CONSULTATIONS

There are no current 'other' consultations

EXPIRED CONSULTATIONS

CONSULTATION OUTCOMES

Hate Crime

CURRENT CONSULTATIONS

There are no current Hate Crime consultations

EXPIRED CONSULTATIONS

There are no expired Hate Crime consultations

CONSULTATION OUTCOMES

Sexual Crime

Transport Crime

CURRENT CONSULTATIONS

There are no current Transport Crime consultations

EXPIRED CONSULTATIONS

There are no expired Transport Crime consultations

CONSULTATION OUTCOMES

Victims and Witnesses