CPS Policy Statement RASSO

1. Reviewing the CPS policy statement on how we charge and prosecute rape cases

Updating this policy statement is one of the commitments we've made as part of our RASSO 2025 strategy. Our previous statement was last updated in 2012.
This policy statement sets out how we approach our responsibilities in rape and serious sexual assault cases. It provides detailed information about our how we work and provides relevant links to further information in our legal guidance.
We expect that this statement will be of most interest to those who work within the criminal justice system – for example support services who work with victims of rape and serious sexual assault, but it may also be of interest to victims, supporters and the wider public. 
Please use the questions below to frame your review and provide us with feedback.
Where you’ve identified something we need to improve please use specific examples. These help to make it clear what the problem is so we can make the changes we need to.

Demographic information
At the end of the questionnaire is an optional section on demographic information – including questions about your age, ethnicity, disability and gender identity as well as the level of experience you have with the criminal justice system.
This section is entirely optional and you don’t have to fill it in if you don’t want to. Any information you provide will help us to understand whether our commitment is meeting the needs of people with different experiences and backgrounds.
We’ll keep any information that you provide in this section confidential and we’ll only use your answers in an anonymised way. You can find out more about how we protect your data in our privacy notice: cps.gov.uk/privacy-notice-crown-prosecution-service-cps

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3. Which version of the policy statement are you using?