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.
Consultations on the CPS public policy statements on Crimes against Disabled People, offences involving hostility on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime
Please note - this consultation is now closed
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. These statements comprehensively set out how we approach these crimes.
We are publishing these statements because we want victims and witnesses and their families and communities, as well as the general public, to be confident that we understand the serious nature of these crimes. The policy statements acknowledge the damaging and wide ranging effects of racially and religiously aggravated hate crimes, homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and crimes against disabled people on individuals and wider communities.
These are three separate public policy statements and therefore three separate consultations.
We welcome your comments by midnight on 9 January 2017.
How to respond to consultations
- Visit the consultation page
- Read the consultation documents
- You can respond to the consultation in writing or by email
- There may be a consultation response sheet to download and complete
- Send your response to the email address or post address listed on the consultation page
- Make sure you submit your response by the closing date