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News from COPFS

Privacy Notice Update

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has updated privacy notices. 

COPFS revised policy on dealing with reluctant complainers in cases of rape and other serious sexual offending

Standards of Service for Victims & Witnesses – Annual Report

The Lord Advocate is required, along with the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), the Scottish Prison Service and the Parole Board for Scotland, to publish standards of service for victims and witnesses each year and to publish an annual report in relation to the fulfilment of those standards of service.

COPFS' Process for Disaster Victim Identification

Following any sudden death in Scotland, an inquiry is launched to establish the cause of death and to formally identify the deceased. 

Oban Procurator Fiscal's Office relocation

The Oban Procurator Fiscal's office will close on Friday, 23 February 2018.  From 26 February 2018 all business will transfer to Oban Sheriff Court.

COPFS tops Stonewall Scottish public sector list

COPFS has been named top public sector employer in Scotland for the fifth year running and 15th overall in the UK in the 2018 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index.

Improving the criminal justice experience for sexual crime victims

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and Rape Crisis Scotland to help improve the criminal justice system for sexual crime victims.

COPFS opening statement to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

COPFS are core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

On 28 November 2017 we appeared before the Inquiry to make our opening statement.

Falkirk Procurator Fiscal's office closed on 17 November 2017

The Falkirk Procurator Fiscal's office closed on 17 November 2017 for refurbishment and will reopen in spring 2018.
From 20 November 2017 all business transferred to the Stirling Procurator Fiscal's office.

A workplace culture that is inclusive of everyone

As part of the prosecution service’s contribution to the 2017 Hate Crime Awareness campaign we highlighted the commitment to tackling hate crime in Scottish society.

Today we focus on the importance of having a workplace culture that is inclusive of everyone.