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HMCPSI’s Area Assurance Programme report into CPS North East.

HMCPSI’s Area Assurance Programme report into CPS North East.

CPS North East has been engaging well with criminal justice partners, but improvements need to be made to casework, a recent inspection found. Inspectors found that the Area has a good engagement strategy and demonstrates a high level of commitment which has resulted in some improvements. For example, the positive relationships the Area has built […]

A report released today by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) shows a number of areas where CPS Thames and Chiltern needs to improve. The Area has been experiencing significant resourcing issues with recruiting and retaining staff. The 5% improvement in staff engagement on the previous year was impressive given that staff turnover was […]

HMCPSI’s Area Assurance Programme report into CPS Thames and Chiltern.

HMCPSI’s Area Assurance Programme report into CPS Thames and Chiltern.

A joint inspection by HMCPSI and HMIC found widespread failures across the criminal justice system when it comes to disclosure of evidence.

Disclosure is one of the cornerstones of the criminal justice system and disclosure of unused material is a key component of the investigative and prosecution process. It should be considered at the point where a criminal investigation begins and be at the forefront as the case progresses. Every unused item that is retained by police […]

Inspectors find widespread concerns with disclosure practices across the criminal justice system

A joint inspection by HMCPSI and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found widespread failures across the criminal justice system when it comes to disclosure of evidence.