Consultation on the Domestic Abuse Policy Statement
The CPS is conducting a public consultation on the new Domestic Abuse (DA) Policy Statement. There are high levels of public interest and concern around the criminal justice response to domestic abuse, particularly the disparity in reports and criminal justice outcomes.
The policy statement sets out how we intend to increase the volume of domestic abuse prosecutions and improve criminal justice outcomes for victim.
We expect that this statement will be of most interest to those who work within and alongside the criminal justice system – for example support services who work with victims of domestic abuse, but it may also be of interest to victims and the wider public.
The consultation will provide interested persons with an opportunity to provide comments, so the final version is informed by a wide range of views.
It’s available as a webpage and a downloadable PDF in English and Welsh.
Please use the questions below to frame your review and provide us with feedback.
Where you’ve identified something, we need to improve please use specific examples. These help to make it clear what the problem is so we can make the changes we need to.
How to respond
It would be helpful if you could give your feedback using our online form (see below) for ease of analysis.
We would prefer electronic submissions if possible but, if you would rather submit your feedback in hard copy please use the response form and return it by the same date, to:
Domestic Abuse Consultation
Senior Policy Advisor
Crown Prosecution Service
10th Floor 102 Petty France
London SW1H 9EA
Please include your name, organisation (if applicable), postal address, telephone number and email address in any response.
After the consultation closing date, we will consider every individual response received. A summary of the consultation responses and the final version of the policy statement will be published on the CPS website in accordance with the Government's guidelines. We look forward to receiving your response.
At the end of the questionnaire is an optional section on demographic information – including questions about your age, ethnicity, disability and gender identity as well as the level of experience you have with the criminal justice system.
This section is entirely optional, and you don’t have to fill it in if you don’t want to. Any information you provide will help us to understand whether our commitment is meeting the needs of people with different experiences and backgrounds.
We will keep any information that you provide in this section confidential and only use your answers in an anonymised way. You can find out more about how we protect your data in our privacy notice: cps.gov.uk/privacy-notice-crown-prosecution-service-cps