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CPS operational information

On this page, you will find information related to how the CPS does its job. This includes information about the running of the CPS itself and also on particular areas of policy like hate crime and Violence against Women and Girls.

This is also where you'll find information of interest to external advocates, including information on the CPS Advocate Panels.

Witness expenses and allowances

Find out about how witness expenses and allowances are handled by the CPS.

Find out more about witness expenses and allowances

Information for prosecuting advocates, including Advocate Panels

Information of interest to prosecuting advocates engaged by the CPS. This page also includes information about our Advocate Panels and links to the application portal.

Find information for prosecuting advocates

Hate Crime

The term 'hate crime' can be used to describe a range of criminal behaviour where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

Our Hate Crime pages provide a outline of how the CPS prosecutes these types of crime.

Find out more about Hate Crime

National protocols and agreements with other agencies

The CPS has signed numerous protocols and agreements with other agencies, including agreements on how to deal with some types of crime and other aspects of the criminal justice system. We publish these in the interests of public understanding and transparency.

Find out more about our national protocols and agreements with other agencies

Responding to intimidating behaviour in elections and public office: a CPS guide

This pack – written for holders of elected office, candidates, campaigners and their staff – is intended to help you recognise and report potential crimes in England and Wales.

Read the Guide

Equality and diversity and CPS internal policies

Publications relevant to the CPS approach to equality and diversity

Find out more about equality and diversity and CPS internal policies

Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) involve companies reaching an agreement with a prosecutor, where the company is charged with a criminal offence but proceedings are automatically suspended. Find out how the CPS deals with these.

Find out more about Deferred Prosecution Agreements

CPS Commercial

Information about CPS commercial activity, including transparency, purchase orders, contracts and tenders and our code of conduct for suppliers.

Find out more about CPS Commercial

Research outcomes

Here, you can read executive summaries and request full publications of research carried out by the CPS alone or with other organisations.

Find out more about our research

Areas of Research Interest

In common with other government bodies, the Crown Prosecution Service offers guidance on the topics that might be of interest to us, as a guide for those wishing to collaborate on research.

Find out more about Areas of research interest

Information Management Policy

This information management policy is for all CPS staff, contractors, consultants and third parties.

Read the policy

CPS Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The Crown Prosecution Service places a high importance on the security of our information systems and has published this Vulnerability Disclosure Policy to facilitate the reporting of vulnerabilities in CPS IT systems. It describes how to report vulnerabilities, guidance and sets expectations for engagement.

Read the CPS Vulnerability Disclosure Policy
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