Rosemary Ainslie, head of Special Crime at the CPS, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service authorised police to charge Imran Ahmad Khan, MP for Wakefield, with one offence of sexual assault. The charge relates to an allegation of sexual assault in 2008.
Early partnership work on rape and serious sexual assault cases finds improvement in key areas
Today the Government has published its action plan to increase the number of rape cases reaching court, following an end-to-end review into how the criminal justice system handles rape. The CPS took a central role in the development of this review.
New minimum standards for rape and sexual assault victim support
New minimum standards for the support of rape and sexual violence victims have today (Friday 18 June) been published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
National Framework for working with Independent Sexual Violence Advisers and support services
This National Framework is for use by the police and CPS across England and Wales. The framework outlines minimum standards on liaising and communicating with Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) and local services supporting victims who work within the criminal justice system context. The framework outlines 11 components under the following three standards:
1. Multi-Agency Partnership Working
2. Effective Processes
3. Supporting victims
CPS updates rape legal guidance to reflect rapid growth in digital evidence
The CPS has published refreshed rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) legal guidance, delivering on our ongoing commitment to make the prosecution of these crimes reflect today’s rapidly changing society.