CPS Guide for RASSO victims

1. Reviewing the CPS guide for victims of rape and serious sexual assault


This guide is one of the commitments we've made as part of our RASSO 2025 strategy.
It is designed to give victims and their supporters one place to go to understand the process of a criminal trial and what they can expect at each stage.
We’ve focused on our role at the CPS and the parts of the criminal justice process that we’re best placed to explain. Where we’re not the best organisation to cover something we’ve provided links out to other specialist content to help build people’s understanding of how the system fits together.
We’ve included some video content in the online version of the guide and we’re planning to add to this based on your feedback.

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

At the end of this survey you will find links to organisations that can help if you are distressed, and the assistance available if you have experienced rape or sexual assault. 


1. We hope that having read the above information you are willing to provide feedback to us, and help us provide the best information we can. To process your data, we need your consent. Please select your choice below. Click agree if:

You have read the above information
You voluntarily agree to participate
You understand that your data will not be attributed to you personally, and will be stored securely


2. Are you providing your response as an individual or on behalf of an organisation?


3. Which version of the guide are you using?