Plans for an overhaul of the way the criminal justice system approaches child sex abuse will be set out later today.
The CPS and ACPO have agreed:
- All existing policy will be decommissioned, with one overarching and agreed approach to investigation and prosecution of sexual offences to be applicable in all police forces, agreed by the CPS
- The CPS will draft new guidance to ensure consistent best practice, open to public consultation
- Training will be hands on and provide practical advice to police and prosecutors about when a complainant can and should be told about other complaints, among other things
- They will propose the formation of a national "scoping panel", which will review complaints made in the past which were not pursued by police and prosecutors, if requested
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