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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.

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Public consultation on Crown Prosecution Service Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-2018

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

The Crown Prosecution Service is consulting on proposals for our Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-18. The Equality and Diversity Objectives set out how we will tackle discrimination and promote fairness and equality ensuring compliance with our legal obligations as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

We are now asking for your views and will publish our final objectives following this consultation.

In deciding what proposals should go forward into the Equality and Diversity Objectives we will:

- consider the results of community and staff involvement and consultation;

- carry forward commitments from the CPS Equality and Diversity Objectives 2012–2015;

-take into account the CPS business priorities and any other government-wide priorities;

The main questions we would like your views on are set out below:

- Are the Equality and Diversity Objectives the right ones, are they clear and do they reflect what a fair prosecution service requires?

- Are the actions to achieve those objectives the right ones?

We want to know what you think.

This consultation closed on Friday 10 July 2015.

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 CPS Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-2018 - summary of responses

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

The Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-2018 outline our commitments in response to the legal requirements defined in the Equality Act 2010.

This is the summary of responses we received to this consutation.

The new Equality and Diversity objectives for 2015-18 were published following this consultation.

The consultation closed on 9 July 2014

We took account of the responses to the coonsultation before publishing the new objectives.

The consultation response can be accessed below:

Equality and Diversity Objectives 2015-18 Consultation response

Public consultation on Speaking to Witnesses at Court - summary of responses

In January 2015 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched a public consultation on draft guidance entitled "Speaking to Witnesses at Court". The purpose of the guidance was to provide clarity to prosecutors about what they were expected to do in order to support witnesses at court to ensure they were able to give their best evidence. The purpose of the consultation was to ensure the final version of the guidance was informed by as wide a range of views as possible so that it had the best chance of being able to meet the needs of witnesses and other interested parties.

The summary of responses to the consultation can be accessed below:

Consultation summary of responses

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)

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Crimes against the person

Other

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Hate Crime

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Sexual Crime

Transport Crime

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Victims and Witnesses