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Disclosure Manual

Revised: 14 December 2018; Refreshed 21 October 2021|Legal Guidance

This manual applies to all investigations commenced on or after 4 April 2005.

Guidance is provided in chapter 1 as to what should be considered where the investigation began before this date.

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 1 - Introduction

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 2 - General Duties of Disclosure Outside the CPIA 1996

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 3 - Roles and Responsibilities

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 4 - Relevance, Recording and Retention

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 5 - Reasonable Lines of Enquiry and Third Parties

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 6 - Scheduling

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 7 - The Non-Sensitive Material Schedule

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 8 - The Sensitive Material Schedule

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 9 - Highly Sensitive and CHIS Material

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 10 - The Disclosure Officer's Report

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 11 – Revelation to the prosecutor

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 12 - Applying the Disclosure Test

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 13 - Making a PII Application

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 14 - Continuing Duty to Review Disclosure

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 15 - Defence Disclosure

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 16 - Defence Applications for Further Disclosure

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 17 - File and Information Management

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 18 - Revelation and Disclosure of Police Misconduct

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 19 – Operational debriefs

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 20 - Victim Communication and Liaison

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 21 - Disclosure of Unused Material Created in the Course of Financial Investigations

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 22 - Scientific Support Material: Finger-marks and Photographs

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 23 - Disclosure of Unused Forensic Science Material

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 24 - Security of Sensitive Material Schedules and Unused Material

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 25 - Disclosure of CHIS Material and the Involvement or Identity of a CHIS

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 26 - Dealing with Surveillance Authorisations

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 27 - Dealing with Intercept Product

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 28 - Operational Reviews

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 29 - Large Scale Case Administration

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 30 - Digital Material

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 31 - Cases Using Holmes

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 32 - Co-ordination of Disclosure Issues involving Multiple Police Force and Multiple Agency Investigations Within the UK

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 33 - Access to and Handling Highly Sensitive Third-Party Material

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 34 - Handling National Security Related Claims for Public Interest Immunity

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 35 - International Disclosure Issues

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 36 - Expert Witnesses - Prosecution Disclosure Obligations

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 37 - Guidance on Dealing with Current and Past Cases where the Competence and/or Credibility of an Expert is in Doubt

Disclosure Manual: Chapter 38 - Guidance on Dealing with Disclosure involving Protected Person Material

Disclosure Manual: Annex A - Examples of Unused Material

Disclosure Manual: Annex B - An Explanatory Note on the Principles and Procedures relating to Third Parties under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 and the Disclosure of Material in their Possession

Disclosure Manual: Annex C - Sensitive Material - Additional Guidance

Disclosure Manual: Annex C1 - Sensitive Material and PII Applications Flowchart

Disclosure Manual: Annex D - The Use of Keyword Searches and Digital Evidence Recovery Officers


 

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