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Prosecution guidance

Guidance for legal professionals about how COPFS makes prosecution decisions and how we work with partner organisations. Plus, guidelines for the police.

  1. Work-related deaths protocol

    The work-related deaths protocol agreed by the Health and Safety Executive, Association of Chief Police Officers (Scotland), British Transport Police, and COPFS

    Joint working Published: 15 Sep 2006
  2. Working together for victims and witnesses

    A protocol between COPFS, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), Police Scotland, and Victim Support Scotland (VSS) to support victims and witnesses.

    Joint working Published: 29 Sep 2017