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Consultations about victims and witnesses

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

These are consultations that have been completed, and your contributions have assisted in the creation of the following reports:

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11/09/2015

Public consultation on Speaking to Witnesses at Court - summary of responses

In January 2015 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched a public consultation on draft guidance entitled "Speaking to Witnesses at Court", which was to provide clarity to prosecutors about what they were expected to do in order to support witnesses at court to ensure they were able to give their best evidence. You can read the summary of responses to this consultation below:

Read the summary of responses to the consultation on Speaking to Witnesses at Court - on this site.

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21/07/2014

Public consultation on the Interim Guidance on Victims' Right to Review

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) consulted on guidance on how victims can give effect to their right to seek a review of certain decisions taken by the CPS. This is the Victims' Right to Review (VRR) scheme. This consultation resulted in the final VRR guidance, below:

Read the final CPS Victims' Right to Review guidance - PDF document

Read the summary of responses to the VRR consultation - on this site.

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03/08/2009

Outcome of a consultation on the CPS Policy on prosecuting criminal cases involving people with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities as victims and witnesses

The aim of the consultation was to seek a wide range of views to inform the policy and practice of the Crown Prosecution Service in dealing with cases involving victims and witnesses with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities. Two public policy statements were published:

Supporting victims and witnesses with a learning disability, and

Supporting victims and witnesses with mental health issues.