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News from COPFS

COPFS and Police Scotland issue joint statement on Smyllum Park Home

COPFS and Police Scotland recognise the level of public concern following media reports about Smyllum Park Home, including reports that children were buried in unmarked graves.

Prosecution in the Public Interest

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, delivered the Apex Scotland annual lecture on the subject of “Prosecution in the Public Interest”.

Domestic Abuse charges for 2016-17

COPFS figures published today show that prosecutors in Scotland dealt with over 30,000 domestic abuse charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2016-17.

Our telephone numbers have changed

COPFS has changed its 0844 telephone numbers to 0300 telephone numbers to reduce the cost of calls for our customers.

Hate Crime in Scotland 2016-17 report released

The Hate Crime in Scotland 2016-17 report was released today.

Victims & witnesses and equality reports published

We have published our Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses 2017-18 report; our Equality Outcomes Mainstreaming Report 2017; and Equality Outcomes 2017-2021.

New joint protocol on domestic abuse launched

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams have launched a new Joint Protocol on domestic abuse.

Complaints Policy and Victims’ Right to Review reports released

Annual reports from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Response and Information Unit (RIU) were released today. They cover the Comments and Complaints Policy and the Victims’ Right to Review for 2015-16.

Equality recognition for COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS) has been named as Scotland’s top public sector organisation in the 2017 Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running. It is ranked 13th out of more than 400 organisations across the UK.

British Sign Language and the Scottish justice system

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is a member of the National Advisory Group working on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017-2023. The Scottish Government’s consultation on the plan is now open.