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Help us to improve how we explain our work on domestic abuse

As part of our work on the domestic abuse programme we aim to put our people at the heart of everything we do by providing guidance to improve casework quality and standards and to build public confidence through delivering services that are fair and understood by all communities. 

To meet this aim we have produced two documents:  

1. Domestic Abuse Legal Guidance 

This updated legal guidance reflects how we prosecute domestic abuse cases, providing practical and streamlined guidance for prosecutors, highlighting where legislation has been amended and incorporating recent case law. As well as providing guidance regarding myths and stereotypes in domestic abuse cases.

It is available as a webpage and as a downloadable PDF in English. 

2. Domestic Abuse Policy Statement 

This sets out how we approach our responsibilities in domestic abuse cases, our ambitions to secure justice in every possible domestic abuse case and improve the outcomes for victims.

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, supporters and the wider public.

It is available as a webpage and as a downloadable PDF in English and Welsh. 

Have your say 

We are asking for your feedback on these documents because we want to make sure that we are getting things right - providing information in a clear way that meets the needs of our audiences.

You can provide feedback on one or both documents. You can find the links to access the documents, online or in PDF format below as well as the links to a short survey on each one.

Domestic Abuse Legal Guidance

View the online version

English PDF

User survey (online form)

User survey (Word document)

Domestic Abuse Policy Statement

View the online version

English PDF

Welsh PDF

User survey (online form)

User survey (Word document)

How to share your feedback 

You can share your feedback by filling in the online forms above or by completing the word documents and emailing them to: 

Or posting them to: 

Domestic Abuse Legal Guidance Consultation
Senior Policy Advisor
Crown Prosecution Service
10th Floor 102 Petty France

The deadline for receiving responses is midnight on 26 June 2022. 

Next steps

We will consider every response we receive. We will use your feedback to improve the two documents where we need to, and we will publish a summary of the responses on our website.

If you have any questions, please send them to: 

We look forward to receiving your responses.

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