Our Reports

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 25 August 2022

This report follows up on the ‘state of the nation’ report, published in January 2021, which outlined how the COVID-19 pandemic had severely disrupted services across the criminal justice system (CJS). It is based on our combined inspection findings during 2021. The structure follows the flow of work through the CJS from policing to prisons. […]

Published: 17 May 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period

Published: 06 May 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period

Published: 12 April 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 05 April 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 24 March 2022

This report covers our inspection activity for the year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Published: 23 March 2022

A joint inspection by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that a lack of collaboration between the police and prosecutors has led to delays and poor communication with victims. Inspectors found that on average, 706 days elapsed from the date of reporting an […]

Published: 25 February 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework. Each Area will be subject to a baseline inspection and follow-up inspection within a three-year period.

Published: 17 February 2022

Effective communication with victims and witnesses is essential to make them feel valued within the criminal justice system, and to build public confidence.

Published: 27 January 2022