Our Reports

This inspection examined the effectiveness of domestic restraint and confiscation casework in the CPS Proceeds of Crime Division and the SFO Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Division.

Published: 22 July 2021

Our annual business plan sets out the work we expect to do this year, along with some background on how we chose certain topics as priorities.

Published: 29 April 2021

This inspection examined the CPS’s management of the correspondence it receives from police witness care units (WCUs)

Published: 25 March 2021

This report looks back at Kevin McGinty CBE’s six-year tenure as Chief Inspector of the CPS

Published: 18 March 2021

This report continues our investigation of how the organisations we inspect have responded during the global COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 09 March 2021

This inspection examined the effectiveness and efficiency of CPS Complex Casework Units in identifying and managing their casework.

Published: 02 March 2021

This inspection examined whether the SFO’s complaint handling system delivers a service in line with the guidance for public bodies.

Published: 25 February 2021

This report provides a cross-system view of how the criminal justice system reacted in the immediate aftermath of the first national Covid-19 lockdown (23 March to 10 May 2020), and of how the system has managed since.

Published: 19 January 2021

Between October 2019 and February 2020, we inspected the police and Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) responses to pre-charge bail changes and the use of released under investigation (RUI).

Published: 11 December 2020

This inspection is a follow-up to one we reported on in January 2020, looking at the CPS’s handling of the disclosure of unused material in the Crown Court.

Published: 01 December 2020