Consultations

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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There are no current open consultations.

Public consultation on Obscene Publications Prosecution Guidance

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This consultation is now open
The CPS has launched a public consultation on a proposed revision of its current Legal Guidance on Obscene Publications.

Consultation on the Code for Crown Prosecutors 2018

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This consultation is now open
Alison Saunders CB, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today launched a consultation on a proposed new edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors (the Code). The Code is used on a daily basis by prosecutors and the police when deciding whether or a not a suspect should be charged with a criminal offence.

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The following consultations are now closed and awaiting outcomes:

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We have published outcomes for the following consultations:

Consultation on CPS Legal Guidance on Secondary Liability

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Following a public consultation, the CPS has published a final revised version of its Legal Guidance on Secondary Liability (previously titled “Joint Enterprise”).

Consultation on the CPS Public Policy Statement on the prosecution of offences involving hostility on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

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This policy statement covers crime where all or part of the offending is motivated by hostility towards people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Consultation on the CPS Public Policy Statement on Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime

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This policy statement covers crime where all or part of the offending is motivated by hostility towards people on the basis of their actual or perceived race or religion.

Consultation on the CPS Policy on Prosecuting Crimes against Disabled People

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We are publishing revised public policy statements on offences involving hostility on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime. We are also publishing the first public policy statement on Crimes Against Disabled People.

Consultation on Interim Revised CPS Guidelines on Prosecuting Social Media Cases

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This is the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) consultation on the revised Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media.