Investigation and prosecution of sexual crime: follow-up review
Follow up to HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's 2017 review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual crimes
COPFS should ensure that the victim strategy is initiated within a reasonable time in all cases, regardless of their procedural history and status.
COPFS should work with the police to ensure that processes for communicating with victims and witnesses who are looked after children take account of their individual circumstances and needs.
COPFS should work with Police Scotland to ensure that a police victim strategy is submitted in all appropriate cases and in accordance with agreed timescales.
Progress against 2017 recommendations
Recommendation 1: Achieved
Recommendation 2: No longer relevant
Recommendation 3: Achieved
Recommendation 4: In progress
Recommendation 5: Achieved
Recommendation 6: Achieved
Recommendation 7: In progress
Recommendation 8: Achieved
Recommendation 9: Achieved
Recommendation 10: Achieved
Recommendation 11: In progress
Recommendation 12 : Achieved
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