Our Reports

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

This inspection focuses on the controls the CPS has in place to make sure that case information is managed securely and appropriately.

Published: 12 November 2020