Our Reports

Today, we have published the SFO Disclosure report. This inspection, which assesses if the SFO has the necessary skills and infrastructure to effectively discharge its disclosure obligations, was included in our inspection plans and was due to take place no earlier than late 2023, early 2024.

Published: 30 April 2024

HMCPSI has a statutory duty to independently inspect the work of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Our work is fundamental to improving the criminal justice system and help maintain public trust.

Published: 08 April 2024

The Attorney General requested HMCPSI undertake a rapid inspection of CPS action in the Calocane (Nottingham) case.  We commissioned and commenced the inspection on 31st January and our findings are published in the report today.

Published: 25 March 2024

In this report we focus on recruitment and retention in the agencies that we inspect.

Published: 15 February 2024

Interim findings from phase 1 of a joint inspection by HMCPSI and HMICFRS of case building by the police and Crown Prosecution Service. Today we have published the Joint Case Building interim findings.  The full report will be published in spring 2024.   Joint case building by the police and Crown Prosecution Service (391 kB)

Published: 25 January 2024

This was a joint inspection by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), His Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMI Probation).  The inspection aimed to assess how well the criminal justice system meets the needs of victims, from when a victim reports an offence […]

Published: 19 December 2023

HMCPSI has conducted a follow-up inspection into the CPS’s handling of custody time limits. The inspectorate found that although there was some evidence of good practice, two of the recommendations made in the 2021 inspection report have not been fully embedded.

Published: 30 November 2023

HMCPSI has conducted a thematic inspection of CPS’s induction processes for new prosecutors. The Inspectorate found that the CPS has developed and continues to support and deliver a comprehensive legal induction programme.

Published: 01 November 2023

HMCPSI carried out a programme of inspections across all 14 CPS Areas between 2021 and 2022 with a focus on casework quality.

Published: 21 September 2023

This inspection is a follow-up to our 2018 inspection. This report finds that almost half of the written responses from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to complainants, including victims of crime, are inadequate.

Published: 23 August 2023