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Consultations about sexual crime

Current consultations

Consultations in which the CPS is seeking your contribution:

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Expired consultations

The consultations that are now closed to responses and that are currently being assessed are listed below:

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Consultation outcomes

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Consultation on the Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has published final guidelines on prosecuting cases of Child Sexual Abuse. This follows a public consultation on the interim guidelines which was launched on 11 June 2013.

The guidelines are designed to set out the approach that prosecutors should take when dealing with child sexual abuse cases.

The guidelines and summary of responses were published on 17 October 2013.


CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Rape

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In August 2008, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched a public consultation on its refresh of its Public Policy Statement on prosecuting cases of rape. The aim of the consultation was to seek a wide range of views to inform the policy and practice of the CPS in relation to prosecuting cases of rape.

CPS response to consultation for the CPS Policy for prosecuting cases of Rape - in Welsh (PDF Document - Opens in new window)