HMICFRS and HMCPSI - Evidence led domestic abuse prosecutions

If the victim of domestic abuse decides not to support a prosecution, police and prosecutors should consider whether it is possible to bring a prosecution without that support. This is called an evidence led prosecution.

HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) conducted an inspection to find out:

  • whether the guidance and policy on evidence led prosecutions is widely understood by both police officers and prosecutors; and
  • whether they seek to build viable evidence led prosecutions where appropriate.

The report can be viewed here.

PCC's response

The PCC's response can be viewed here.